By: Andrew Cane Chilapondwa
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has officially awarded Six Super League teams licenses for meeting Club Licensing requirements ahead of the 2016 soccer season.
The ceremony took place at Mpira Village in Chiwembe on Monday afternoon. FAM was looking into infrastructure, administrative and personnel, financial muscle, legal framework and sporting criteria before awarding the licenses.
Out of the 16 teams, only 6 have managed to fulfill the said criteria under the Club Licensing process. Speaking during the ceremony, the FA’s Club Licensing Manager Casper Jangale said every Super League team without the Licence will not be allowed to participate in the upcoming season.
“Every team without a License will not be allowed to take part in the upcoming season. We have given them four days to fulfill the requirements and if they fail to do so by Friday, we will communicate with Super League of Malawi (Sulom) to postpone the fixtures,” said Jangale.
Three from the Six teams have been given provisional licenses after failling to score the required marks as demanded by the FA. Mighty Wanderers are the highest scoring team with 85 percent seconded by Mzuni FC with 73 percent whilst Blue Eagles are third with 71 percent.
Big Bullets with 69 percent, Silver Strikers with 60 percent and Dwangwa United with 56 percent have all been given the provisional licenses after failing to meet some requirements especially in the sporting criteria.
The remaining teams have been given four days to complete the process or risk missing out of action in the upcoming campaign which kicks off this weekend.