Blantyre United Football Club started in 2008 as a reserve side for one of the national Super League powerhouses in the name of Escom United. During that time, the team was known as Escom Reserves and it was playing in the first tier of the Southern Region Football League (SRFL).

Although the team emerged as champions for the 2007/08 SRFL Season, it could not be promoted to play in the Super League because it was financially difficult for Escom to sponsor two big teams at the same time. 

The feeling that Escom Reserves would not be promoted into the elite national league even if it meant them doing well in the SRFL Premier Division had affected the morale of the boys so much so that the following year(2008/09) they ended as runners-up on the Premier Division log standings.

In 2009/10 season, our executive committee then had realized that the trend was having a negative impact on the mentality of our players and thus encouraged us to work hard and get promoted into the Super League with the hope that they would identify sponsors for us- which did not materialize and the hunt for sponsors is still on.

However, the team graduated into the national league and had to change its name to Blantyre United as it no longer was a reserve side for Escom United.