Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has retained processing of Super League players’ transfers using electronic domestic transfer matching system (DTMS).
Sulom had stopped handling players’ transfers manually until three years ago when Football Association of Malawi (FAM) took over the process following the introduction of DTMS.
DTMS, which is a domestic version of Fifa’s international transfer matching system (ITMS), is an online platform for player transfers between clubs affiliated in the same association.
FAM has now handed over the DTMS system to Sulom after training the league’s secretariat in the process.
But the local football governing body will continue processing international transfers as per Fifa rules and regulations on players’ status.
FAM licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale confirmed the development, saying the Sulom secretariat is now fully-equipped to handle the electronic process.
“The reason why we took over the process was because Fifa had just introduced the system and we first wanted to build the capacity of Sulom on how to handle DTMS. Now we can confidently say that they have both the technology and the expertise needed to do so,” he said.
Jangale was optimistic that there would be no glitches following the change.
“All these years, we have been training Sulom officials, secretariat and clubs on DTMS process,” he said.
Sulom general secretary Williams Banda welcomed the move, saying it shows that FAM has confidence in Sulom secretariat.
“The system is simple and will make processing transfers easy and fast,” he said.
DTMS will help Sulom and local clubs to manage and monitor their domestic transfer activity.
It also generates statistics and reports and speeds up the transfer process.
The data on players is stored online there as integrating football data on all players. n