Malawi’s second-tier league kick off delays further

The start of Southern Region Football League (SRFL) season sponsored by brother to former president Bingu wa Mutharika, Peter at the tune of K5 million has been delayed further after the league’s authorities announced the postponement of the start of the league at the weekend.

The league was supposed to start on Saturday, but SRFL Vice General Secretary  who is also Fixtures Secretary Kingsley Simbeye said most of the clubs had not fulfilled their requirement for the league to start.

“The majority of the teams have not sent their registration forms. They cannot play games without the IDs,” he said.

Simbeye added that Bvumbwe Research, Changalume Barracks and Ndirande Icons had submitted their IDs and registration forms.

Zomba teams playing in Premier Division
Zomba teams playing in Premier Division

He said the league’s administration was working tirelessly to make sure that it is not delayed further.

“We are still contacting them to submit their forms. We want the fixtures to be ready by Monday.

“Most of the times the clubs blame us for starting the league late, but we are ready now. They are supposed to fulfill their obligations,” he said.

So far, eight teams in Division One and eight in the Premier Division have registered for the new season.

Simbeye said they were hoping that more clubs would register at the weekend so that the league could kick off.

Evirom were last year’s champions in the Premier Division.

This season promises to be exciting as the title race will involve two Super League relegated teams Escom United, Bvumbwe Research and hot last year’s hot title contenders Thondwe United, Chikhwawa United and Changalume Barracks.

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