All Super League second round matches will go on as announced despite clubs that have contributed some players to the national team expressing their reservations over games scheduled for Monday.
Super League of Malawi (Sulom) general secretary Williams Banda said they had taken into consideration concerns raised by clubs, but that they are not good enough to warrant change of the fixtures involving Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers.
He said: “Of course we looked at the team’s concerns, but we cannot change the fixtures. Wanderers and Bullets have contributed players to the national team which means they cannot play on Saturday because they will not have their players. That’s why we considered Monday.
“Wanderers and Silver are playing in Carlsberg Cup final next Saturday, which means giving them a game later than Monday would as well affect their preparations for the cup final. So the ideal date for the games that were meant for this weekend is Monday.”
The second round starts with Mzuzu University (Mzuni) hosting Blue Eagles at Mzuzu Stadium on Saturday.
Azam Tigers host Moyale Barracks at Kalulu Stadium while Civo United and Epac FC clash at Nankhaka.
There will be no games on Sunday as Malawi wraps up the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Swaziland at Kamuzu Stadium.
The action will return on Monday with fixtures between Silver Strikers and MTV Max Bullets at Silver Stadium, Kamuzu Barracks and Mafco at Civo Stadium while Karonga United host Dwangwa United at Mzuzu Stadium.
Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets will still have to play Red Lions at Zomba Community Centre Ground and PremierBet Wizards at Kamuzu Stadium respectively, despite the clubs’ protests.
The two clubs have since accepted the fixture.
However, Bullets general secretary Kelvin Moyo insisted that the situation would affect the team’s performance. n