With the 2012/13 flagship league season heading to the conclusion, Sulom has disclosed that some teams owe it in excess of K3 million in affiliation and registration fee balances.
Super League of Malawi (Sulom) treasurer Tiya Somba-Banda on Thursday said they hope to recover the money from the clubs’ respective prize money.
However, he could not be drawn to disclose names of the teams that still have balances to settle.
“We are still owed in the region of K2.5 million to K3 million. What we intend to do is to trade-off with the end of season prizes because the solace is that most of the teams that have balances to settle are those that are gunning for the top four positions, which attract prizes,” said Somba-Banda.
He said the other solace is that the teams that have been relegated from the top-flight league do not owe them much.
“Some of the teams that face relegation owe us not more than K100 000 (about $294) each. So, we do not anticipate problems to recover that money,” he said.
Asked what strategies they are putting in place to avoid such situations in future, Somba-Banda said starting with next season, among other measures, they could revert to trading off with subvention fees.
Recently, Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said it was becoming difficult to continue with referees rotation as teams owed them a lot in affiliation and registration fees.