TNM Super League clubs have failed to meet the January 20 deadline for registration and affiliation.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) in collaboration with Super League of Malawi (Sulom) set the deadline ahead of the proposed February 26 kick off date.
However, FAM licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale attributed the delay to the complex of the new process.
He said: “The process is now being harmonised through Club Licensing and Mpira Connect and it is somehow confusing.
“But we are working on it and we will be on track by the end of the month.”
On whether the complication can affect the kick off date, Jangale said: “It depends, but we’ll work hard and around the clock.”
Three weeks ago, FAM said under the new harmonised club licencing process, clubs would be required to pay K3 million licensing fee, which will incorporate Sulom’s affiliation fee as well as fees for other competitions, a move which most clubs protested.
Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said the clubs are also required to submit home ground venues and alternatives as well as the kit colours.
He said the clubs’ delay to fulfil the requirements is affecting the release of fixtures.