The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and its affiliate the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) will host a club licensing meeting involving club officials.
“The meeting will cover issues such as club licensing system under which we will cover personnel and administrative matters, the need for a club secretariat, indication of postal address, physical address and employment of an office administrator,” reads the statement signed by FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda and his Sulom counterpart Williams Banda yesterday.
Fifa and CAF have been pressuring FAM to implement the club licensing, which also requires each team to have an approved own training ground, proper executive committee, supporters committee, youth team, qualified coaches with a CAF C Licence as minimum and hiring of a security officer.
Time for communal team ownership could also be running out as the meeting will also table Fifa’s demand that clubs have legal ownership with registered trustees. Additional requirements include annual audited accounts, bank accounts and cash bonds.
The meeting will also discuss requirements for medical certificates for players.
While implementation of agreed recommendations remains a challenge in domestic football, Banda was yesterday hopeful of better administration in the new season.