The High Court in Lilongwe has not to vacated the injunction obtained by Dedza Young Soccer obtained contesting play-offs meant to identify the 16th team to play in the Super League, dismissing an argument by Super League of Malawi (Sulom) that football matters cannot be taken to conventional courts before exhausting all channels set up by Football Association of Malawi (FAM).
Sulom through their lawyer Shadreck Mhango of KD Freeman & Associates argued in court on Thursday that article 47 of Football Association of Malawi (FAM) statutes prohibit its affiliate in taking football matters to ordinary court.
In his ruling Justice Charles Mkandawire said that according to how the matter was handled it was fair that the Court should proceed with the hearing in the Court of Law to determine the legality of the Sulom decision.
The case was heard before the judge for inter party hearing.
Dedza Young Soccer , according to their lawyer Chimwemwe Sikwese, they obtained the injunction because Sulom and FAM were unjust by refusing to listen to their case.
According to Dedza general secretary Harold Mmora, the club followed the normal channel, but they were not given a chance to be heard.
But lawyer representing Sulom, Shadreck Mhango challenged Dedza Young Soccer that they never appealed Sulom play off decision as they never paid K150, 000 appeal fee.
Meanwhile the Justice Mkandawire has adjourned the case to Tuesday 29th March when the judge is expected to make his ruling whether to vacate the injunction or not and proceed with the hearing of the case on the complaint by Dedza Young Soccer.
Dedza argues that it was supposed to be reinstated as the 16th team to remain in the flagship league because it finished on 13th position just a step below the relegation zone.
However, FAM approved the play-offs which started on Friday with Wizards beating Airborne Rangers 2-1 at Civo Stadium before an injunction flew in.
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