Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has accepted a request by Be Forward Wanderers to postpone their TNM Super League match against Mighty Tigers which was slated for this Sunday at Mulanje Park.
The Nomads asked for the postponement, citing risks of fatigue.
A revised fixture released by Sulom yesterday afternoon, shows that the Nomads are on bye.
Wanderers general secretary (GS) Mike Butao yesterday said they made the request because it would have been exhausting for their players to get involved in three matches within four days.
Wanderers have contributed seven key players to the national football team that will take on e-Swatini (formerly Swaziland) in the second-leg of the 2020 Championship of African Nations (Chan) qualifier at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre this Saturday.
The Lali Lubani Road outfit is also expected to travel to Lilongwe to face Silver Strikers in the second leg of Airtel Top 8 quarter-final next Tuesday. Wanderers lost 0-1 in the first leg at home.
“Our players would have been involved in three games within a space of four days, a development that is unacceptable and abnormal,” Butao said.
“We, therefore, hail Sulom for seeing sense in our request.”
The Nomads GS dismissed suggestions that the postponement request was by design to give them a chance to recover following two successive losses.
Sulom fixtures secretary Patrick Chisale confirmed the revision of the fixture.