Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has cautioned Chilumba Barracks the consequence of withdrawing from the league at last hour due to financial problems.
Malawi Defence Force dropped the bombshell that it would not be able to sponsor another team having Red Lions, Kamuzu Barracks, Mafco and Moyale Barracks.
SULOM General Secretary Williams Banda said the decision for Chilumba Barracks to withdraw after being promoted from the lower league would inconvenience the league runners.
Banda said they had already placed orders for the purchase of the pairs of uniform as it is the case with all Super League teams.
“What I can say is that they have indicated that they would withdraw from the Super League. The team worked hard since last season to play in the top league,” he said.
“If indeed they are going to withdraw – because we are yet to get an official communication t – hey should expect a heavy fine for the inconvenience they have caused.”
He said they had also included Chilumba Barrack on the fixtures drawn up for the season.
The development is likely going to affect SULOM as runners-up to Chilumba Barracks, Karonga United have made it clear that they would not step in the shoes of the soldiers because they have no money.