The Super League of Malawi (Sulom) annual general meeting (AGM) which was supposed to take place this month has been shifted together with the leagueâ€™s kick off to next month.
Sulom president Innocent Bottomani attributed the change to the death of former president Bingu wa Mutharika who will be buried on April 23.
The AGM was supposed to take place next weekend while the season was scheduled to start on April 28. Exact dates for both events are yet to be announced.
“This is time for mourning and we have to stop everything. We will have the AGM in the first week of May, but we are yet to come up with the actual date,” said Bottomani.
He said, as per tradition, the AGM will discuss the financial report for the 2011-12 season and also plan for next season.
A Sulom inside source said, among the outstanding issues at the AGM, will be the 2009/10 seasonâ€™s disputed financial report and also the new sponsorship package from TNM.
In a related development, TNM has said it will hold a press conference soon to unveil the new sponsorship package and other details.
“I cannot tell you the new deal we are offering the league as that will be done at the press briefing very soon,” said TNM sponsorship manager Wilma Chalulu.
During the presentation of prizes to winners during the 2011/2012 Super League on February 14, government through Minister of Youth Development and Sports Symon Vuwa Kaunda appealed to TNM to increase its subvention to the clubs.
Chalulu could not be drawn to comment on the ministerâ€™s appeal, insisting that everything concerning the sponsorship will be revealed at the press briefing.