Poor recording system has put the Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) in a tight spot as it is failing to identify last season’s Simama Premier League top scorer.
The situation has since been described as unfortunate by soccer analyst and former Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda.
NRFA chairperson Lameck Khonje confirmed the development in an interview with Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) yesterday and blamed it on the referees for not recording scorers, especially in the second round.
“In the first round, all went well and the referees includes scorers names on the match report, but in the second round, they were not indicating the scorers.
“It has created a problem for us as the top scorer could not be identified under the circumstances. Nevertheless, we have launched an enquiry into the matter,” said Khonje.
But Nyirenda said the development raises questions about the league runners’ competency.
“It raises questions not only about their record-keeping but also professionalism because we cannot have a second-tier league failing to identify a top scorer.
“The league runners need to get to the bottom of the issue and even by extension, the general secretary [GS] of FAM,” said Nyirenda.
The prize presentation ceremony for the league was held last weekend in Mzuzu where the top scorer award was not given. n