Football Association of Malawi (FAM) will commence inspection of Super League clubs’ facilities next month as the association intensifies Club Licensing System implementation ahead of the new season.
FAM club licensing manager Casper Jangale said they would inspect secretariat offices, training and home grounds for all Super League teams.
“We set minimum conditions for game venues. Some of them are that the stadiums should have media gallery and first aid equipment,” he said.
FAM is this season expected to implement Club Licensing System and submission of required documents is already underway.
The association outlined dates from October 31, 2015 when 11 categories of documents which include bank statements, training facilities and youth development programmes were supposed to be submitted by this month end.
Jangale said it was worrisome that some clubs have not submitted the required papers in line with the set dates.
Clubs that will fail to submit all the documents by January 31 risk sanctions which will include exclusion from playing friendly matches and signing players.
“We will not tolerate any delays because doing so would delay the whole process,” he said.
Club Licensing System is aimed at improving football infrastructures and structures.
It also drives at making the clubs to operate professionally, which would in turn, improve their financial standing.
According to FAM, any team that is not licensed will be barred from competing in the Super League effect next season which begins early April. n