Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has shelved a proposal to change the league’s name to Premier League Malawi.
Sulom president Innocent Bottomani and general secretary Williams Banda were reacting to reports that the league had adopted the new name.
“I can confirm that there was that proposal and it was included in the draft constitution so that we are in line with most national leagues elsewhere.
“The issue was discussed, but it was observed that since the second-tier regional leagues are also known as premier leagues, it would create some sort of confusion and it was resolved that the changes can only be effected by FAM [Football Association of Malawi].
“In the past couple of days some radio stations have been reporting that we have adopted the suggested new name, but the fact is that for now, we will remain Super League,” said Bottomani.
On his part, Banda said: “There has never been official communication on the change of name because the proposal was rejected.”
However, this was in contrast to what Sulom vice-president Daud Suleman said that in the revised provisional constitution, the name has changed to Premier League Malawi.
Limbani Nsapato, public relations and sponsorship manager of TNM, sponsors of the league, also said it will still be called TNM Super League.
“I know the issue was discussed at their [Sulom] EGM, but there has not been any change,” he said.
The 2016 Super League season kicked off on Saturday when Nyasa Big Bullets and Moyale Barracks played out a goalless draw at Kamuzu Stadium.
Civo United and Kamuzu Barracks also drew 2-2 at Civo Stadium. Mafco were the only side that collected maximum points on the first day after beating Mzuni 1-0.
Blue Eagles beat Dwangwa United 1-0 at Chitowe Stadium on Sunday.
Max Bullets managed their first ever point in the Super League by holding Azam Tigers to a two-all draw.
Red Lions managed full points after a narrow victory over Epac FC at Balaka Stadium.
Action returns on Saturday with Moyale hosting Kamuzu Barracks at Mzuzu Stadium while Wanderers will host Dwangwa United at Kamuzu Stadium.
Azam Tigers will be on the road to Silver Strikers while Epac and Blue eagles battle it out at Nankhaka.
On Sunday Red Lions host Big Bullets at Balaka Stadium while Mzuni face Kamuzu Barracks at Mzuzu Stadium.
Dwangwa wrap their Southern Region trip on Sunday with a fixture against Max Bullets at Kamuzu Stadium. Civo United will be at home against Mafco.