Newly promoted side Mponela United wants Super League of Malawi (Sulom) to delay kick off of the new TNM Super League season to allow coaches freely attend the CAF C License refresher course scheduled for Blantyre from April 7 to 21.
Mponela United, formerly Adams FC have been promoted to the elite league from Chipiku Central Region Football League (CRFL) and their coach Benjamin Kumwenda is one of the coaches earmarked for the coaching course, which will be followed by the start of the new season.
The new league season is set to start on April 27, 2013 and at least 50 coaches, mostly from the Supe
r League will be attending the course, which will be followed by a B-License holders’ seminar.
Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times, Kumwenda said Sulom should consider delaying the league kick off to allow the involved coaches prepare their teams for the new season.
“It will be difficult for most of us (coaches) to prepare our teams for the league in less than a week. On our part as Mponela, we are only remaining with 11 players, who can compete in the top league. The rest have been released because they are not ready for Super League and we are now on a serious hunt for experienced players.
“We need more than a week to identify the players and train them with their colleagues,” said Kumwenda, who has guided the Mponela based outfit to the top league.
Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said it would be difficult for him to comment on the issue because the league has not received any complaint to do with the league calendar.