Four of the six TNM Super League clubs that failed the initial FAM club licensing test are set to get a reprieve and compete in the 2020 season which kicks off tomorrow.
FAM licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale said Civil Service United, Mzuzu Warriors, Karonga United and Ntopwa FC have been awarded provisional licences that will expire at the end of the league’s first round while Savenda Chitipa United and TN Stars’ fate was supposed to be determined yesterday.
The six were referred to Football Association of Malawi’s (FAM) First Instance Body (FIB) for consideration last weekend after failing to make the grade in the initial test.
The four teams have now joined Blue Eagles and Mighty Tigers who were also awarded provisional licenses.
Moyale Barracks, Ekwendeni Hammers, Silver Strikers, Kamuzu Barracks, Mafco, Red Lions, Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets were given full licences.
Said Jangale: “TN’s submissions were incomplete because they submitted copies of players’ contracts only to Sulom and did not submit a copy of their head coach’s qualifications.
“As for Chitipa, they had not included a copy of an agreement with Karonga Stadium authorities which they indicated as their home ground.
“But we gave them a deadline of Thursday [yesterday] to rectify the shortfalls for the FIB’s perusal.”