With only four days to kick start the new Super League soccer season, administrators of the elite league Super League of Malawi (Sulom) have confirmed that they have received communication from Lilongwe based Super League outfit Epac FC expressing interest to change its name.
Sulom General Secretary Williams Banda said according to the letter his office received, the team has rebranded itself to Epac/Civo Sporting Club.
This follows the decision Epac sole owner Dean Josiah Banda made to withdrawal sponsorship.
Josiah who is also ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Governor for the Centre opted for Malawi government to take over sponsorship of the club claiming he do not have a financial muscle to continue bankrolling the club.
Many suggested that the development came in as a desperate attempt to keep government sponsored side Civo United in the top flight league.
Civo which is one of the oldest club in the country got relegated from the top league last season following an extreme poor run of form which was the first of its kind in its history.
The Sulom General Secretary admitted Epac has already provided his association with some of the requirements needed when changing name including paying a K200,000 fee.
Banda said they are still looking into the matter and that everything will be finalised soon.
He also hinted that if this comes to pass, this means Epac can pick players from Civo United.
It yet to be revealed if government will provide financial sponsorship to Civo United to enable it play in the lower league of the Chipiku Central Region Football League.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :