The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has called for teams to start registering teams this year’s FISD Challenge Cup.
According to press statement, the cup will target the 29 district, and 16 super League teams that won the 2016 Presidential Cup district championships and the 16 Super League teams.
“The FISD Challenge Cup will be participated by 16 Super League and 29 District teams who won the 2016 presidential Cup district championship,” reads part of the statement.
The statement further says that the 29 district teams will pay K20,000 each whereas the 16 Super League teams will cough K75,000 each as participation fee.
“The district teams will register with the Regional Football Associations in their respective regions by filling a form and paying a registration fee of K20, 000.00.
“The Super League teams will register directly with the FAM Secretariat by filling a form and paying a registration fee of K75, 000.00.”
The statement added that the cup will be played on knockout basis starting with the district preliminary round which will be played in regional championships in their respective regions to come up with eight teams that will qualify for the national phase.
For the national phase, three teams will come from the South with Northern Region producing 2 teams whereas the Central region will produce 3 teams for the national phase.
The 16 Super League will also be involved in a preliminary round where they will be drawn against each other with the top eight teams from last season seeded. This phase will produce eight teams that will qualify for the national phase.
In the national phase all the teams will now go into the national draw from round of 16 all the way to the final.
The dateline of registration to participate in this cup is on 4 September 2016.