Be Forward Wanderers and Football Association of Malawi (FAM) have contradicted on the delay to change the club’s name after parting ways with Be Forward Limited.
The Japanese reconditioned motor vehicle dealer terminated the sponsorship in December last year, but four months down the line, the Nomads are still stuck with their former sponsor’s name.
But Nomads new chairperson Chancy Gondwe said in an interview that according to the information he has gathered, FAM told them that they cannot change the club’s name in the middle of the season.
He said: “From what I have gathered, FAM said they can only allow us to change the name at the end of the season.”
However, FAM club licensing and compliance manager said the Nomads have never approached them on the issue.
“They have never written us on their intention to change the club’s name and we just read about it in the newspapers.
“In fact, when they parted ways with Be Forward, we advised them on what they were supposed to do, but there has been no communication from them,” he said.
Super League of Malawi general secretary Williams Banda also said the Nomads have not approached them on the issue; hence, maintaining their name.
“Change of name has its procedure and they have not initiated that,” he said.
The delay means Be Forward Limited will continue enjoying their brand being advertised through the club. The Nomads want to revert to their traditional name of Mighty Wanderers.