Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has warned Super League clubs that are not complying with the club licensing roadmap that they will be barred from participating in all competitions.
FAM has written the clubs reminding them that they risk not playing in the Super League in 2016 if they fail to meet minimum requirements.
“It is very clear that all teams are way behind schedule in submitting documents. We urge you to contact the FAM club licensing manager Mr. Casper Jangale and make necessary arrangements to have your documents submitted by end January 2016 to be on track.
“Failure to submit the above stated documents as per deadlines set will lead to sanctions of which the most severe will be no participation in the 2016 football season,” reads in part the letter signed by FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda.
He said in an interview that FAM will leave no stone unturned to make sure club licensing is implemented.
“We don’t care if we will have less teams in the 2016 season. What we want is our league to be professional,” Nyirenda said.
“Those that meet minimum requirements will be licensed. Those that don’t will not and they will be barred from participating in any competition.”
Jangale said some clubs are eager to be licensed while others were reluctant.
“It seems like some clubs are afraid of the requirements that we have set like submitting financial reports and players’ contracts,” Jangale said.
“But if you look at the purpose of these requirements, you will see that it is for the good of our football.”
Club lisencing is currently in phase two which includes submitting a club’s youth development programme, financial statements, players contracts, having a permanent secretariat and technical panel with a head coach that has a CAF B licence. n