Confederation of African Football (CAF) has extended players’ registration for its Champions League and Confederations Cup tournaments from July 31 to August 15.
Initially, it was set to close on July 31 but CAF has announced that another phase will keep the Competitions Management System (CMS) open up to August 15.
This means Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers can register more players for the two competitions.
Bullets are participating in CAF Champions League while Silver will take part in CAF Confederations Cup.
Each club is allowed to register not more than 40 players for the competitions, according to a statement from CAF.
Reads CAF statement in part: “However, all CAF member federations are encouraged to stick to the deadline and ensure that the players of their clubs are registered on the system before the expiry of the deadline.”
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) compliance manager Casper Jangale confirmed the development in an interview Tuesday.
“It’s true, the registration will go on until August 15. So Bullets and Silver can still register more players. We will close the registration on August 15, which is also the day for the draw,” he said.
So far, Bullets have registered 27 players and are remaining with 13 while Silver have registered 32 and they are remaining with eight.
Bullets chief administration officer Albert Chigoga said the new development means they have to go back to the drawing board on whether to register more players.
“We have to consult the technical panel if it is necessary to add more players,” he said.
Silver chief executive officer Thoko Chimbali was not available for comment, but as of July 31, the only new face in the Central Bankers squad was Chitipa United midfielder Emmanuel Muyira.
But Silver were still hunting for Civil Service United striker Muhammad Sulumba as of July 31.
Bullets, on the other hand, added BabatundeAdepoju, Anthony Mfune and Paul Kansungwi in their squad.