Thirty-eight teams in the Lilongwe and Districts Football League (LDFL) owe the league a sum of K632 000 (about $1 858) in affiliation fee balances.
LDFL treasurer Fyson Kalera said this on Thursday at a meeting the league had with teams to prepare for the start of the second-round.
The league has given the teams two weeks to square the balances.
“We have been lenient enough with the teams. We have given them the grace period to pay or else they will start losing points,” said Kalera.
So far, 15 teams in Division Two, 13 from the Premier Division and 10 from Division One have not settled their balances.
Kalera also said the league observed that some teams were forging signatures to clear yellow cards.
“We warned the teams that they risk being banned from the league. Forgery is a serious offence. We have also warned teams against hooliganism,” he said.
The meeting, however, observed that some judgements from the disciplinary committee were questionable.
Central Region Referees Committee (CRRC) chairperson Williams Chikontha condemned teams that offer transport to referees.
“We give the referees transport money when assigned games, so teams should not offer them transport because it can lead to favouritism when officiating games,” said Chikontha.
He promised the league that the committee will discuss with the referees to improve officiation in the second-round.