TNM Super League defending champions, Nyasa Big Bullets and Mafco FC are likely being fined for allegedly violating Club Licensing System requirements on qualifications of head coaches.
Earlier this season, Football Association of Malawi (Fam) set a minimum qualification of a Caf B Licence for hiring coaches.
Not only that but also club should have youth and reserve teams, a secretariat complete—with an accountant and administrator—and submission of audited accounts.
Fam Transfer Matching System Manager, Casper Jangale, confirmed that the association would evaluate Club Licensing requirements and penalise clubs found at fault.
“Mafco FC are still using a coach ‘Thomas Maloya’ who has a Caf C Licence and we already took them to task whereas Nyasa Big Bullets have not yet clarified the position of the head coach after sacking Franco Ndawa.
“If Lloyd Nkhwazi is the head coach, then the team is safe but if Mabvuto Lungu is in charge, we will penalise them. We also gave Premier Bet Wizards a grace period of up to the end of the month to hire a coach with a Caf B Licence,”said Jangale.
He said the punishments would range from K50,000 to K500,000.
Bullets Acting-General Secretary, Kelvin Moyo, was confident that his team would escape punishment.
“We recently held a press briefing where we declared Lloyd Nkhwazi as the head coach,” he said.
Mafco Vice-Chairperson, Peter Ng’oma, while admitting that Maloya holds a Caf C coaching badge, said technical hitches forced the team to maintain him.
“Of course, I cannot comment much because Maloya’s issue is a bit complicated as he was not upgraded together with his colleagues, who got the Caf C coaching licence in 2010. The authorities are looking into the issue,” he said.