Super League of Malawi warns Chilumba against withdrawal

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has cautioned Chilumba Barracks the consequence of withdrawing from the league at last hour due to financial problems.

William Banda:  Waiting for official communication

William Banda: Waiting for official communication

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.

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Billy Chilewani
It is a prudent decision by the Military administration. It is not easy to run a team in the super league and to have more than 5 teams it is already a big challenge. The best the other key players from the teams which will not go into the super league will be to merge with their nearest counterpart. Chilumba Barracks merge with Moyale and form one formidable northern region team. Airborne Rangers merge with MAFCO and form one strong Salima based team. Otherwise it is always prudent to be open at the beginning of the season than to force… Read more »

I second you Mr. Sato pliz Dedza and Wizards must come in to cover the remaining two teams apa za ma replay ndizaziiiiii zikutayisani nthawi….I nu a SULOM gonjani pliz

pitara tT

za ziiiii. it is u the same ppl murmuring today who in the past were saying u dont want so many army teams lero they have made one bold decision not allow chirumba take part in the league u are pointing fingers at them again. Malawian way of thinking. odi ine ndimwe brandy


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The soldiers are to blame for running their clubs like tuckshops. They should have told SULOM early b4 they get promoted. If they find it diffult to keep on sponsoring the teams, another option is to merge the clubs.
It would be exceedingly unfair for the players who worked hard for the entire season only to be told that their club wont play in super league.


Teams which have resources are being relegated. SULUM, poor administration. Now you have a chance, maintain Dedza and Wizards. No new team from the north. Airborn cant make it because of the same reason as that of Chilumba. Simple logic!!

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