Super League of Malawi (Sulom) will hold its extraordinary general meeting on November 14 in Lilongwe.
Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said all Super League clubs were given a 14-day notice of the special meeting as stipulated in the Sulom constitution. The meeting will deliberate on the draft constitution before adopting and ratifying it.
“As you are aware the Sulom constitution was being reviewed by the special team that was appointed at the March 2015 Annual General Meeting [AGM], you are hereby invited to a meeting to take place on November 14 2015 at Lilongwe Hotel from 09:00 hours.
“Your club is urged to attend without fail and at least three members [chairperson, general secretary andlegal adviser] should represent your club,” reads part of the letter signed by Banda.
Most of the Super League clubs interviewed said they were yet to scrutinise the document and could only make constructive comments after going through it.
The constitutional review committee which worked on the changes comprised former legal adviser Dan Kuwali as chairperson, McDonald Mafuta-Mwale, Happy Mkandawire, Francis Kakhuta Banda and Dan Mbebuwa as members.
Several changes have been made to the constitution in order to align it with that of the mother body Football Association of Malawi (FAM).
The new constitution has taken away Sulom executive committee members’ voting rights during elections. Sulom affiliates also want sharing of broadcasting rights. Currently, sponsors TNM have exclusive broadcast rights.
The trimming of Super League clubs has also been proposed and clubs will make a decision on the same. Other changes will also see the statutes spelling out that the Sulom president is now FAM executive committee member.
According to FAM’s newly adopted statutes, Sulom now contributes eight delegates to the general assembly and this has to also reflect in the new constitution since the current one says it can only send three representatives.n