Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has bowed down to Football Association of Malawi and rescheduled games to exempt Be Forward Wanderers who have contributed eight players to the national team squad for the Cosafa Cup in South Africa.
Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden (RVG) has included in the squad Wanderers players Richard Chipuwa, Stanley Sanudi, Peter Cholopi, Rafick Namwela, Felix Zulu, Precious Sambani, Dennis Chembezi and Alfred Manyozo Jnr.
Initially, the league-runners released fixtures involving all teams and general secretary Williams Banda insisted that they would not reschedule the matches because Football Association of Malawi (FAM) did not communicate on Malawi’s participation.
But in a sudden change of heart, Sulom yesterday released another fixture which does not involve Wanderers who were expected to play Kamuzu Barracks on Saturday.
Sulom treasurer Tiya Somba-Banda said it would be unfair to fix matches for Wanderers who have eight players in the squad.
“Eight players is almost the whole team. We need to be fair all the time,” he said.
Wanderers rivals Nyasa Big Bullets, who have contributed three players—John Lanjesi, Patrick Phiri and Chiukepo Msowoya—will be in action as they host Mzuzu University FC (Mzuni) at Mulanje Park Stadium.
Dwangwa United and Masters Security clash at Chitowe Stadium while Red Lions face Mzuni at Mangochi Stadium on Sunday.
Karonga United have a fixture against Moyale Barracks at Karonga Stadium.
Silver Strikers, who have contributed two players—goalkeeper Brighton Munthali and Levison Maganizo—play TN Stars at Silver Stadium on Wednesday. n