Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has cautioned clubs against player-tapping, saying those found acting to the contrary will be punished.
Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said it has come to their attention that some teams are courting players who are contracted to other clubs.
“Similarly, players that are talking to other teams without the permission of their respective teams also risk punishment.
“Let the clubs and players be reminded that although it is off-season, transfer window will only open on January 14,” said Banda.
He said clubs can only approach players with the consent of their respective teams.
“Only players whose contracts have expired are free to enter into negotiations with clubs.”
Before the start of the just ended season, Sulom also warned players against contravening the transfer policy.
“Any player or official that contravenes the transfer policy shall be banned from the league,” reads part of the letter which was signed by Banda.
However, football commentator Felix Ngamanya Sapao blamed Sulom for failing to punish clubs that are involved in player-tapping.
“Sulom should enforce the rules and punish culprits, otherwise the tendency will continue and it is bad for our game,” he said. n