There was drama over the weekend in the TNM Super League when some clubs wore unofficial uniforms during matches, but still got away with it.
However, Super League of Malawi (Sulom) says all the teams got their 2019 official Puma uniforms and are supposed to put them on during matches.
Sulom said failing to do so will attract punishment.
Savenda Chitipa United goalkeeper put on an English Premier League side Chelsea FC’s jersey during their match against Kamuzu Barracks and got away with it.
Newly-promoted Ntopwa FC pitched up in Puma shirts and Adidas shorts in their away matches against Masters Security and Blue Eagles, although the league’s official kit supplier is Puma, but the referee allowed them to continue playing.
The club’s patron Isaac Jomo Osman said they decided to use the different uniforms because they turned down the shorts they got from Sulom and sponsors TNM.
“They gave us black shorts when black is not our official colour, so we rejected them. In the absence of the shorts, we had to put on Adidas shorts from our other uniform,” said Osman in an interview yesterday.
Chitipa United claim they did not get full sets of uniforms; hence, the goalkeeper’s option to put on the Chelsea FC jersey.
But Sulom president Tiya Somba-Banda said all teams got their full uniforms and are supposed to put them on during matches.
“They all received their uniforms, but I am told some opted to return some pieces. For instance, Ntopwa returned the Puma shorts, saying they want green shorts when in essence, there is no supplier who can supply that kind of combination off the shelf, unless it is custom made,” he said.