Nominations for Super League of Malawi (Sulom) legal adviser’s post have started following an announcement of the annual general meeting (AGM) to be held on September 26 in Lilongwe.
According to Sulom general secretary (GS) Williams Banda, 16 Super League clubs are expected to nominate one candidate each for the election.
“The nominations are now open. The names of the candidate should to be sent to Sulom secretariat at least 14 days before the AGM,” he said.
“After the nominations, the nominated candidates will have to complete a form to ascertain if they meet requirements.”
Banda said the nominated candidates should meet the requirements as stipulated in Sulom constitution.
“The constitution is very clear on who can be Sulom legal adviser. The nominated candidate should be a lawyer by profession and have knowledge of football,” he said.
The GS has also encouraged female lawyers to vie for the position as the league runners are aiming at increasing female representation in the executive committee.
The post of Sulom legal adviser fell vacant following the resignation of Muhammad Seleman after he was elected Football Association of Malawi (FAM) executive committee member.
Meanwhile, former Silver Strikers general secretary Thabo Chakaka-Nyirenda, who is the only one to have announced his intention to contest for the position, said he is confident of getting a nomination.
He said: “Firstly, because I was approached by the clubs to compete for the position of legal adviser. Secondly, because I have the necessary skills and experience to be legal adviser for Sulom.
“I have been legal adviser for Silver Strikers FC as well as general secretary for the club. I know the needs and aspirations of the clubs. The position needs a person who can deliver and not just a figurehead. I am a person capable of delivering.”