Super League of Malawi (Sulom) says it is hoping to vacate the restraining order obtained by Dedza Young Soccer against the body’s decision to have Play-Offs to identify the 16th team for the upcoming season.
The injunction was obtained on Friday but was served in the late hours, allowing Wizards and Airborne Rangers to play opening fixtures in the playoffs.
However, efforts to remove it have proved futile as Sulom lawyers have failed to convince the Lilongwe High Court for the past four days.
The latest reports have indicated that Sulom will vacate the injunction before 12 noon on Wednesday.
“We will remove the injunction tomorrow before 12 noon and we will map the way forward once we have succeeded as such, we won’t be commenting until the issue is out of Court,” said Sulom Vice President Daud Suleiman.
On Monday, Vice General Secretary for the body Captain Thoko Chazema admitted having been hitting the snag in trying to vacate the Court order.
“We have been there for the past hours to try to vacate the injunction but we are not succeeding, hopefully, we will remove the standoff very soon,” he told The Malawi Star.
Dedza Young Soccer have stood firm saying their reasons to obtain the injunction were genuine. The team’s General Secretary Harold Mola told this publication that football administrators in the country are being unfair to his side.
“What we wanted was for them to hear our complaints before going ahead with the playoffs. We were told that we will remain in the league because of our position on the log but we were shocked to hear about the playoffs.” said Mola
“They are being unfair to us, we are the victims here but the truth cannot be hidden forever,” continued Mola.
As it is, Wizards are clear favorites to remain in the league if the injunction is vacated having defeated Airborne Rangers 2-1 on Friday before the restraining order was served.