Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has U-turned on its earlier stand to give Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve yesterday’s cut-off point to decide on whether they will take part in the TNM Super League.
The association’s licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale yesterday said this follows a request for more time from Bullets.
“They [Bullets] are saying their board will only meet next week Thursday to make a determination on the matter.
“So, based on that, we have extended the cut-off point. After all, the process of looking at the requests for consideration to play in the [TNM] Super League as per the club licensing system will be on January 31,” he said.
But Jangale said they have in the meantime asked Ntopwa FC, who were the runners-up in the Chitetezo Mbaula Southern Region Football League (SRFL) Premier Division, to submit their request as a back up measure.
“This has been done so that in the event that Bullets decide that their reserve side will not play in the Super League, we can just continue with the process.
“We have also asked each team to pay K150 000 request fee on the understanding that the club which will not be promoted, shall be refunded,” he said.
Ntopwa FC owner and team manager Isaac Jomo Osman said FAM communicated that they start logistical preparations as they await Bullets Reserve’s decision.
Bullets Reserve are waiting for their board to decide at the end of the month.