Nchalo United bites the dust: No money to continue in Malawi Super League

Newly promoted Nchalo United’s romance with TNM Super League has abruptly been frozen following the clubs lack of financial status to oil the affair.

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In a statement seen by Nyasa Times titled ‘failure to honor the coming fixtures’, the club informs the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) and Football Association of Malawi (FAM) that it will not be able to fulfill fixtures for this weekend and beyond.

The club’s committee says this regrettable decision has been necessitated by the financial challenges the committee has been facing in running the daily affairs of the club.

“As it is currently, the club has no money and already deep in debt. Efforts have been made to try and maintain the running of the club, but the club is at a point where it cannot continue anymore.

“There is no money for salaries, game bonuses, and equipment and travel expenses,” reads the statement signed by the general secretary Beston Malunga.

The statement written on July 9 further says, “Until the financial situation changes for the better, the club will not take part in the TNM Super League or any competition. Nchalo United Football Club regrets any inconveniences this may cause.”

The lower Shire side was in relegation zone as it was perched on position 14 in a 16-member team. It had nine points from 12 games.

Apart from competently competing in the top flight league, most newly promoted sides finds the going tough owing to the lack of financial muscle.

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Nkozi
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Nkozi

I believe it’s the management that made a serious mistake. Although head coach mabvuto lungu was given a lengthy suspension, they decided to sideline Linda’s backroom staff for so called super league experienced coach in the name of charles manda. That brings discontent. Charles manda then decided to sideline some players for some so called experienced players from super league. This was the genesis of this problem. Illovo could have continued supporting them had they been winning. Everyone wants to be associated with success. Mbuzi za club management!!

DR MANGA
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TODAY IS NCHALO AND THE NEXT WILL BE ONE OF KARONGA,MZUNI,TN STARS ETC ETC ETC THE PROBLEM IS THAT FAM AND SULOM HAVE MADE FOOTBALL A POOR BRAND. JUST IMAGINE A GAME BETWEEN BULLETS AND NOMADS FETCHES K1500.00 WHILE A LIVE SHOW FOR LAWI WE PAY K10000.00 . SULOM AND FAM SHOULD WAKE UP AND MAKE FOOTBALL A RICH BRAND BY CHARGING SAY K5000.00 FOR NORMAL GAMES AND K8000 FOR DERBIES [BB VS NOMA or CIVO VS SILVER] SO THA CLUBS SHOULD MAKE ENOUGH MONEY FOR RUNNING THE CLUB. FOOTBALL SHOULD NOT BE FOR THE POOR AS THIS ALSO ENCOURAGES… Read more »

Che Wanimiliyoni
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Che Wanimiliyoni

Is the TNM Super league really the top most football league in this country? I ask because if it were such then it was supposed to be lucrative and would have been able survive through shirt sponsorships, gate collects, broadcasting rights, participation fees, etc. If after being paid all these and clubs can’t even break-even then there is something wrong with our football industry. FAM and SULOM should do an investigation to find out root cause of the problem. Is it theft at the gates, fixturing games at non-economical venues, non-economical pricing of entry tickets, unaffordable expenditures like hefty salaries/… Read more »

chimzy
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chimzy

I don’t think ILLOVO can fail to sponsor NCHALO UNITED.

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