Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is demanding K100 000 ($166.43) from Super League clubs as fee for club licensing to be introduced in the 2016 season.
While some clubs have paid the amount, others are complaining that it is on the higher side since they pay K250 000 ($416.09) registration to Super League of Malawi (Sulom).
But Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said FAM was responsible for the club licensing hence the K100 000 fee.
FAM player matching system manager Casper Jangale, who is also responsible for club licensing, said the money was necessary to meet licence processing expenses.
“Yes, we asked clubs to pay the K100 000 processing fees.
“The clubs need to understand that there is always a fee for processing a licence because of the costs involved,” Jangale said.
Dedza Young Soccer Saints general secretary Harold Mmora said that FAM and Sulom should come up with one fee to cater for the two processes.
“As a small club that has no sponsor, we are financially struggling,” Mmora said. “But after looking at the club licensing concept, we are in full support of it. That’s why we paid at least half of the amount.”
The GS also advised FAM to delegate the responsibility of collecting the money to Sulom.
“The only problem that we noted is that FAM is directly demanding money from clubs, yet there is Sulom who also demand money from clubs for the same.
“As clubs, we are affiliated to Sulom, it would have been better if FAM delegated the responsibility of collecting the money from clubs to Sulom who would then remit to FAM,” he said. n