Blantyre United have cried foul over the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) second rescheduling of the team’s fixtures, which will see them play their last games on two consecutive days.
In the revised fixtures, United face Azam Tigers on Friday, then Epac FC on Saturday. Both games will be played at Kamuzu Stadium.
United were supposed to meet Epac on Sunday at Kalulu Stadium, but due to waterlogging at the Nchalo venue, the game was rescheduled for Wednesday.
But in the latest twist on Monday, United administrator Lawson Nakoma said they were frustrated to wind up the season with tight fixtures, fearing this could undermine their ambition of finishing third. United are third on 48 points.
“We told Sulom that since Epac were already in Blantyre, we were ready to play them on Monday at Kamuzu Stadium, but they insisted on Wednesday. Now, if Epac are not ready to face us on Wednesday, we expected Sulom to replace them with Tigers so that we face Epac on Saturday,” said Nakoma.
Epac general secretary Roy Mdechi admitted that they requested Sulom to revise the fixtures as it was difficult for them to return to Blantyre for the Wednesday assignment. He earlier insisted that some developments forced them back to Lilongwe.
Sulom general secretary Williams Banda was on Monday not readily available for comment when called thrice.
The season, which ends on Sunday, has been punctuated with revision of fixtures largely due to Flames’ engagements.