Blantyre, Malawi, February03: The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has suspended the country’s defending Super League Champions, Nyasa Big Bullets and eleven other clubs for failing to submit documents relevant for Club Licensing System.
The suspension came into effect on the 1st of February after the errant clubs had failed to meet the requirements in the second phase of the initiative that was supposed to be fulfilled in the period from 1st October 2015 to 31st January 2016.
“If newly promoted club like Dwangwa United can manage to fulfil some of the requirements what more with clubs like Nyasa Big Bullets?
“It just shows that some of these clubs are not serious. Imagine a club failing even to produce their bank account number?” Jangale queried.
Earlier on Wednesday, Jangale brushed aside allegations in an interview with a local radio that the clubs that have been slapped with the suspensions were deliberately targeted.
“We are only asking them to submit all relevant documents necessary to this initiative. If they submit all information we want even in the next three to four days their suspensions would be lifted.
“But for the time being they will not be allowed to take part in all football related business, like player transfers, play friendly games or take part in any special soccer Bonanza,”Jangale added.
Meanwhile, the Chairperson of Bullets FC, Sam Chilung has assured the club followers that his club will sort out all issues behind the suspension within the duration of the punishment.
He explained that his club failed to have its slate clean the entire period they were supposed to submit documents they were preoccupied with sponsorship deal discussions.
“We had to finalize the sponsorship deal with Nyasa [Tobacco] Manufacturing Company before turning to club licensing issue,”chilunga said.
Apart from Bullets, others that have been suspended are;Civo United,Azam Tigers FC,Kamuzu Barracks FC,Moyale Barracks FC,Mzuzu University FC,Blue Eagles FC,MAFCO FC and EPAC United FC.
Those that have been spared a rod for fulfilling all the requirements are Be Forward Wanderers, Red Lions FC and Dwangwa United.
The Malawi FA wants the clubs to furnish it with information on youth development programmes, financial statements, constitutions, player contracts and the installation of permanent secretariat.