Clubs in the Super League are at pressure as the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) lays out strict rules in the campaign for professionalism.
FAM has warned that clubs that fail to comply to the club licensing road-map will be barred from participating in all competitions whatsoever. As a reminder, FAM has written to all the clubs that they risk not participating in the 2016 Super League if they fail to meet the minimum requirements.
Part of the letter signed by FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda reads “ It is very clear that all teams are way behind schedule in submitting documents. We urge you to contact the FAM club licensing manager Mr. Casper Jangale and make necessary arrangements to have your documents submitted by end January 2016 to be on track.
“Failure to submit the above stated documents as per deadlines set will lead sanctions of which the most severe will be no participation in the 2016 football season.”
In an interview Nyirenda said that no stone will be left unturned to assure club licensing is implemented. Adding on, he said that FAM is not worried even if there have few teams in the 2016 season, saying that all they want is the league to be professional.
Teams meeting the minimum requirements will be licensed. On the contrary, those which do not meet the requirements will be barred from participating in any competition.
FAM Club Licensing Manager Casper Jangale has observed that some clubs are eager to be licensed while others show reluctance.
In his own words Jangale says “ It seems like some clubs are afraid of the requirements that we have set like submitting financial reports and players’ contracts. But if you look at the purpose of these requirements, you will see that it is for the good of our football.
Currently, club licensing is in phase two which includes submitting a club’s youth development programme, financial statements, players’ contracts having a permanent secretariat and technical panel with a head coach that has a CAF B license.