But NWFC chairperson Suzgo Ngwira said on Tuesday that the top eight teams participating in the Arthur Peter Mutharika leagues in the countryâ€™s three regions, have been seeded for the regional encounters.
She also said only five most active districts in each region will take part in the K8.7 million cup which starts at the end of this month.
â€œWe have seeded top teams so that inexperienced sides can win something in the event. Apart from qualifying for regional finals, district champions and runners-up will get K35 000 (about $209) and K20 000 (about $200) respectively,â€ said Ngwira.
The districts that will participate in this yearâ€™s edition are Chitipa, Karonga, Mzimba, Mzuzu, Nkhata Bay, Rumphi, Dedza, Lilongwe, Nkhotakota, Ntchisi, Dowa, Blantyre, Balaka, Chikhwawa, Zomba, and Mulanje and Phalombe.