FAM’s indecisiveness puts Sulom off balance on Malawi Carlsberg Cup

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) was this week put off-balance following Football Association of Malawi’s (Fam) failure to communicate the programme for Carlsberg Cup final, which is likely to be shifted from December 1, 2012 to another date due to the Malawi national team, the Flames’ Cecafa engagements.

Fam was supposed to announce a new date for the Carlsberg Cup final after one of the finalists Blue Eagles contributed four players to the national side that is participating in this year’s Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Uganda.

The police outfit has been exempted from league games, having contributed defender Steve Chagoma, midfielders Macium Mhone and Alex Masanjala and striker Innocent Bokosi to the Flames squad.

The four players also flew out to Uganda a day after their colleagues had left after being allowed to play in the Carlsberg semi final match involving their team and Envirom FC.

FAM General Secerelary Sugzo Nyirenda: Silence irks Sulom

Despite all the indications that the Malawi Police Service sponsored outfit would not play Escom United in the final this week, Fam has been silent on the issue, leaving Sulom guessing.

By close of business on Monday, Sulom had not issued league fixtures for the weekend as the body waited for an announcement from Fam as to whether the final would be played Saturday or not and where it will take place.

Having heard nothing from Fam, Sulom went ahead to release fixtures, which show that Escom will fulfill two away fixtures in Lilongwe.

“We have just assumed that the final will not be played this week- hence the fixtures. We would have loved to hear from Fam when and where the final will be played so that we plan in advance,” said a member of the Sulom fixtures committee.

There has been no word from Fam and according to sources the body’s executive was supposed to meet over the issue but the schedule for the meeting kept changing.

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