Five Super League clubs that were granted provisional licences under Club Licencing System on condition that they will fulfil the remaining requirements by this month, risk punishment from Football Association of Malawi (FAM).
Wizards FC, Karonga United, Silver Strikers, Mafco and Kamuzu Barracks (KB) are yet to fulfil the requirements which they fell short of in May.
FAM club licencing manager Casper Jangale said the teams risk fines if they do not finish the process by the set deadline.
Three clubs—Max Bullets, Azam Tigers and Mafco—were given until July 31 to complete the process.
Karonga United and Wizards FC, who joined the league to mak ethe number of teasm 16, have up to the end of the first week of August to complete the process, according to Jangale.
“Right now I am in Lilongwe to inspect Silver Strikers, Kamuzu Barracks and Mafco facilities. I will then prepare a report which will be submitted to First Instant Body which will meet in August and come up with a decision,” he said.
Silver Strikers interim general secretary Thabo Chakaka-Nyirenda said they were delayed by legal documents.
“We have a stadium, youth development side and an office. But we did not submit legal documents which we were still waiting from relevant authorities. But now we have them and we are confident that we will beat the deadline,” he said.
KB and Mafco are owned by Malawi Defence Force (MDF) who are responsible for the club licencing requirements.
Some of them requirements are a secretariat, a stadium, youth developement programme and Confederation of Africa Footbal (CAF) B licenced coach. n