TopSports have said Mighty Wanderers and Silver Strikers will be included among teams to be voted for in the Zambezi Soccer Challenge despite the ban imposed on them by Sulom.
TopSports events manager Nicole Alibaba said since the two teams have appealed against the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) Disciplinary Committee ruling, they are eligible for the tournament unless the appeals committee upholds the punishments.
“As at now, both Wanderers and Silver will be among the 15 Super League teams that fans will vote for to identify three teams that will take part in the tournament,” said Alibaba.
The Nomads and the Bankers were banned for five and eight months respectively after finding them guilty of the violence that occurred during their abandoned league game in Balaka three weeks ago.
In its ruling, the Sulom Disciplinary Committee said the ban extends to any other football activities.
Meanwhile, TopSports has said voting for the teams is set to start today.
“Each team will have its special code to guide the supporters,” said Alibaba.
The tournament is scheduled for February 15-16 in Lilongwe and Zimbabwean top side Caps United are expected to take part.
Winners will walk away with K3 million (about $7 500).