An exchange of e-mails during the week between Super League of Malawi (Sulom) and Escom UNited shows that the Electricians want to rest having played on the road for three consecutive weeks.
Escom claim their players will, after being rested, only reassemble next week for Carlsberg Cup final training.
In reply to Escom chairperson Fanuel Nkhonoâ€™s request, Sulom vice-general secretary Thoko Chazema argues that postponing the game would set a bad precedent.
â€œWe do not want to bend rules to please one stakeholder while we are in the drive for a fair play,â€ Chazema wrote to Nkhono.
The Escom boss hit back: â€œSulom should learn to listen and desist from straight jacket management of the beautiful game. We notified you guys of our plight in the morning of Tuesday this week after you released the fixture on Monday evening.â€
According to Sulom and FAM rules, teams are only exempted from games when they have contributed to national team at least four players.
The club has since called for FAMâ€™s intervention.