The battle for a single team to be returned into the elite Malawi TNM Super League (PSL) is finally over following the determination by the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) in identifying Wizard F.C as the right candidates to bounce back into the league.
Sulom made the announcement through its Vice President Daud Suleman on Saturday at the Kamuzu stadium soon after the new season opening match involving Nyasa Big Bullets and Moyale Barracks which ended in a barren draw.
Suleman said following the withdraw from play offs by Dedza Young Soccer and Airborne Rangers, the association settled for Wizard F.C.
At first Sulom ordered the three teams to meet in play offs to identify a single team to remain in the league.
But Dedza refused to play and went on to obtain a court injunction restraining Sulom from holding the play offs claiming they were supposed to be automatically returned having finished the league on 13th position better than Airborne and Wizard who finished on 14th and 15th positions respectively.
“The 15th team has been identified I think Wizard will come back into the league. Dedza withdrew and Airborne and Wizards already played their game so it still stand so as we speak, Wizard are coming back into the league” Suleman told reporters.
Suleman further revealed that his association will be meeting this week to identify the 16th team following the confirmation from the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) that Chilumba Barracks will not participate in the league.
Chilumba were supposed to be promoted into the PSL after they emerged champions of the Northern Region Football League (NRFL) but MDF said they will not manage to support the team.
“Chilumba have confirmed that they will not participate in the league so as the managers and administrators of the league, we have to go back and discuss and find the way of identifying the 16th team,” said the Sulom Vice President.
The league already has four military sides Moyale Barracks, Kamuzu Barracks, Red Lions and Mafco F.C and they are sponsored by Malawi government under the MDF.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :