Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has said it will launch a new transfer policy before the start of the 2013/14 TNM Super League season next week.
The new policy will, among other things, address a number of anomalies associated with player transfers in the country.
Sulom general Williams Banda said the new code of conduct must be strictly adhered to. He said failure to do so will attract heavy punishments.
“Among other issues, players should not attempt to talk to or train with other clubs when they are attached to another club before getting written permission from their club.
“A club must first seek consent from another club if it is interested in a player. Let the two teams agree and strike a deal before the player can be released.
“After the policy has been officially reinforced, any team or player that will breach the rules will face punishments such as bans,” he said.
Banda also said so far, no transfer has been completed.
“We know teams are talking to players at the moment, but so far, no one has [informed us about] transfers.
“But we are just seven days from kick-off. I would request the teams to speed up the registration. Past experience shows that teams wait for the eve of the launch for them to finalise clearance which is not healthy.
“They should fill all the forms in good time and return them to us days before the league starts so that they can concentrate on other issues other than running up and down on Friday to finalise deals,” he said.
Among other rules, Malawi Defence Force and Malawi Police Service teams will from this season be expected to buy players from clubs unlike in the past when they signed them for free.