Despite majority of Super League teams barely fulfilling requirements set up by Football Association of Malawi (FAM) for a club to be licensed, Super League of Malawi (Sulom) wants the initiative to roll out in 2016 season.
Sulom has since included in its new constitution an article that gives the league runners a mandate to implement the club licensing.
The league runners are expected to set up regulations regarding a club licensing system governing the participation of clubs in the Super League in compliance with the minimum requirements of the club licensing system as set up by FAM in conformity with the FIFA Club Licensing Regulations.
Sulom will be granting licenses to clubs once they meet minimum requirements such as having clearly stated legal status, audited accounts, a constitution, a training ground and reserve side.
Previous attempts to introduce club licensing have failed due to the same.
However, Sulom general secretary Williams Banda was optimistic that the licensing can commence.
“What we want is to make sure that we at least start the system,” he said.
“We know we will encounter a challenge, that’s why we are saying at least minimum requirements must be met and not maximum.”
Meanwhile, Confederation of African Football is expected to hold a club licensing seminar from November 24-25 015 at Chiwembe Technical Centre in Blantyre.
FAM facility and club licensing manager Casper Jangale said the aim of the seminar is to build capacity of stakeholders.
CAF officials Dennis Mumble and Susan Destombes both from South Africa and Mr. Mas-ud Didi Dramani from Ghana are will conduct the seminar.
“The seminar will touch on all aspects of Club Licensing Infrastructure Sporting Financial, Personnel and administration and Legal,” Jangale said. “
“Dramani will speak on sporting aspect of the club licensing. Destombes will also take participants through infrastructures aspect of licensing while Mumble will dwell on administrative, legal and financial aspects of club licensing.”