A heated row has erupted between Mighty Wanderers and Sulom over TNM Super League fixtures.
Sulom has turned down Nomadsâ€™s request to postpone their games against Epac FC on Saturday and Blue Eagles on Monday in Lilongwe on the basis that they have provided over three players to the Flames in this afternoonâ€™s match against Ghana.
Instead, the Nomads suggested to play a game in Blantyre rather than travel to the capital. But Sulom general secretary Williams Banda on Friday insisted that the games are on, arguing that the reasons advanced by the Lali Lubani Road outfit are not convincing.
But Wanderers chairperson George Chamangwana on Friday threatened to seek a court injunction to restrain Sulom from proceeding with the fixtures.
Said Chamangwana: â€œAs per rules and regulations of the league, we are supposed to be exempted from Super League fixtures as we have provided four players to the final Flames squad, namely Moses Chavula, Foster Namwela, Joseph Kamwendo and Bongani Kaipa.
â€œIf they stick to their position, then we will have no choice but to seek an injunction. Sulom should abide by its own rules.â€
However, Banda argued that the Flames game is in Lilongwe today, therefore, the Nomads can still feature the players on Saturday and Monday.
He said a team is required to register at least 30 players to take care of such cases.
On the Nomadsâ€™ threat for a court injunction, Banda said: â€œThen it will be unfortunate because as per Fifa rules, football matters are not supposed to be taken to court.â€
But Chamangwana insisted that they would still pursue the matter further.
â€œAccording to Fifa rules, a player is supposed to play just a single competitive game in a week. How do you expect our players to feature for the national team on Saturday and then play two league games on consecutive days? It is not on!â€ Chamangwana argued.Â