Super League of Malawi (Sulom) vice-president Daud Suleman is attending Confederation of African Football (CAF) match coordinator’s workshop in Egypt.
The training will culminate into the vice-president qualifying as CAF match coordinator, a pivotal role in organisation of matches.
FAM president Walter Nyamilandu confirmed the development and said he had recommended Suleman for the workshop.
“He (Daud Suleman) is attending a workshop for match coordinators with CAF following my recommendation. CAF wanted someone with good IT skills to assist with match organisation,” Nyamilandu said.
“I couldn’t take up the offer because of my busy work schedule so I requested if they could consider someone from Malawi. They were impressed with his (Suleman) CV hence the appointment.”
Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said they were expecting the training to help to improve the Super League professionalisation.
“The VP notified us that it had pleased FAM to send him to Egypt for the CAF match coordinators workshop,” Banda said.
“You will recall that the vice-president has been working with FAM as match coordinator in all the cup games. May be that is why he was picked by FAM to undergo the training in Egypt.”
He said the workshop would help Sulom’s club licensing and professionalisation drive.
Sulom and FAM are expected to roll out club licensing in 2016 season and all Super League clubs will have to obtain a licence before they can play in the Super League and CAF competitions.
For the clubs to qualify for the licence, they will have to fulfil minimum requirements like having permanent secretariat, audited financial reports, a constitution and youth development structures.n