Exposed! Super League of Malawi  double standards

As three relegated teams from the Super League go into play-offs for a place in the elite league, it has transpired that Super League of Malawi (Sulom) wrote Football Association of Malawi (Fam) seeking the association’s approval to let Dedza Young Soccer go back into the league, owing to their better standing on the league’s log table compared to Airborne Rangers and FISD Wizards.sulom letter

According to a letter dated February 25, 2016 signed by Sulom general secretary Williams Banda addressed to Fam general secretary, which has been leaked to Nyasa Times, Sulom proposed to the local mother football governing body that Dedza be admitted back in to the league because they had better points than Wizards and Airborne in the 2015 league season.

It has not been established what response the league got from the football association, which initially quashed the idea of play-offs on the basis that the team to be identified from the play-offs would not be able to meet the club licencing deadline.

But in a typical case of double standards, Sulom has gone ahead with the play-offs, which start this afternoon with a game involving military outfit Airborne Rangers and Wizards.

Saturday, Dedza is expected to line up against Wizards before taking on Rangers in the final fixture on Sunday.

The team that accumulates the highest number of pints in the play-offs will be re-admitted into the Super League to increase the number of teams from an odd number 15 to an even number 16.

Should Airborne Rangers top the play-offs, there will be a total of six military teams in the Super League, further drifting away from the Lilongwe declaration which recommended that the military and other institutions like Malawi Police Service be represented by only one team in the league.

Sources say the Sulom executive has been facing pressure from its army based executive members to give Rangers a chance to remain the top league.

To add weight on the claims, Airborne is the only one of the three teams that will have a chance to rest before fulfilling the next fixture.

Wizards will play back-to-back today and tomorrow with Dedza also playing back-to-back Saturday and Sunday. Rangers will have a rest on Saturday after taking on Wizards  this Friday before playing Dedza on Sunday.

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SULOM should be ashamed of their action. It just shows how shallow minded the guys at SULUM are. The situation at hand is a simple one .You only do play offs with lower league teams not fellow super league teams. The teams lined up for play offs already played against each other and as it stands Dedza proved to be a superior team than Airborn and your team , Wizards.FAM needs to school these savages


Firstly, this is very strange in history of football for relegated teams to go for playoffs for the league they were playing. The rule of game states that playoffis take place in lower league for promotion to a higher league.


Man ili ndi advantage ndi wizards, their last game is on sunday against Dys.


mpira wa ku malawi ndi wa kumagazi.

Rector Jones Kamoto

Its not fair to deny Dedza Young Soccers a chance to play in the league.For the betternment of the football development,we have to follow what the SULOM constitution stipulates or we will see our football going down.


Ma organizers, what you should have done was to arrange for play offs for the in coming teams and those being relegated. The six team should have competed for the four places to attract quality teams in the league. Those requesting for the teams who were on second position in the regional leagues and only asking for reduced competition in the elite league. Zidalakwika kale ndiye ma play offs apitilire.


or wina afune asafune Dedza ndimene ikulowa.Takozeka kulimbana nanu.wina ayauluka.Dziko lonse lapasi lidziwa kuti ku Malawi kuli a sulom achinyengo.Tadziwa kale mukufuna Air b,sitiloratu


zomwezi mpaka kuonetsera team yomwe mumafuna kuti ikhale muleague?anthu opannda chilungamo inu.isieniDedza young soccer ipitirize muleague.

tino kammawa

There is lack of decision making in Malawi soccer!FAM still asleep.koma pa Malawi?


This is doctored letter. It is saying two things in one letter. How can it propose play offs and lster include an i.e clause of thirteenth team. this is not the lettrr written by SULOM. it is just trying to confusr readers. Eithet Nyasatimes doctored it. This very bad cause yhe way the letter has been written tells a story. It shows someonr is deribalatrly twisting issue.

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