Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has shifted the TNM Super League top-of-the-table clash between Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers from Saturday to Friday.
The match has been brought forward because of Bullets’ trip to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where they will participate in the Cecafa Club Championship.
Sulom general secretary (GS) Williams Banda on Monday confirmed the change, saying this follows consultations with FAM to allow the People’s Team travel to Tanzania.
Initially, the Sulom GS insisted that the fixture would go ahead as planned, saying: “Come rain or come shine, this weekend’s fixture between Bullets and Silver will be played.
“The Cecafa tournament was not on the domestic calendar and has cost implications.
“We don’t have any problems with Bullets travelling, but we cannot allow a game to reschedule. We don’t want to set a bad precedent where fixtures are changed anyhow.”
On whether the change suits their itinerary, Bullets chief administration officer Albert Chigoga on Monday said: “We have no other option. All we need to do is adjust our logistics in the wake of these new developments.”
Meanwhile, Bullets who already confirmed their participation at the Cecafa Club Cup, will know their opponents after the draw to be held today in Tanzania.
Young Africans SC, Azam FC (Tanzania), Altabara FC (South Sudan), Le Messager Ngozi FC (Burundi), APR (Rwanda), Express FC, KCCA FC (Uganda), Tusker FC (Kenya), KMKM SC (Zanzibar) and guest team Big Bullets FC (Malawi) will battle for honours in the tournament.
Tanzanian champions Simba have pulled out of this year’s tournament while Gor Mahia from Kenya, were yet to confirm participation.
KCCA FC beat Azam FC to lift the Kagame Cup in 2019.