SULOM asks more time for club licence in Malawi

Super League of Malawi (SULOM) has asked Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to considering implementing club licensing in phases as it could create problems if it is enforced this season.

Bullets coach Mabvuto Lungu: No complacency..Yet to get CAF badges..Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Bullets coach Mabvuto Lungu: No complacency..Yet to get CAF badges..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

SULOM General Secretary Williams Banda made the appeal after FAM threatened clubs to employee coaches with minimum CAF B Licence as one of the issues towards club licensing in the country.

Banda said this would take clubs which have running contracts with coaches who have not got the minimum qualification.

“We are appealing to FAM to implement club licensing in phases not  in a hurry. Some clubs will be caught off guard and instead of achieving the purpose of the licence it will destroy it,” Banda said.

He appealed to the soccer governing body train the coaches before coming up with the decision.

“FAM should also consider to train coaches to the required CAF B standards because some if it most of Super League coaches do not have that qualification,” he said.

FAM has come gunning blazing pushing for clubs to go club embrace club licence as part of the commercialization of the local league which has come underfire for the national team’s mediocre performance over the years.

FAM President Walter Nyamilandu, who has been re-elected for the fourth term, in mark of self defence for the team’s poor performance pushed the blamed on the lack of professionalism of the local league.

The implementation of club licence could hit below the belt most Super League teams including TNM Super League champions Nyasa Bullets who have only head coach as Llloyd Nkhwazi with the required CAF B Licence.

His assistant Mabvuto Lungu is yet to get the badge while Bullets rivals, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers are also in the same predicament with their coach Elia Kananji not qualified.

Another big club Silver Strikers are also not spared with their coach Lovermore Fazili not qualified just as Red Lions’ caretaker coach Pritchard Mwansa.

The requirement will likely not going to be effective as most of the coaches have not got good education to study and pass the CAF B Licence.

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