Dedza Young Soccer Stars who voted to put breaks on play-offs organised by the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) to identify the 16th team to join the Supper League sought a court injunction and the games were forced to be cancelled.
Nyasa Times on Friday exposed a letter Sulom wrote Football Association of Malawi (Fam) seeking the association’s approval to let Dedza Young Soccer go back into the league, owing to their better standing on the league’s log table compared to Airborne Rangers and FISD Wizards.
According to a letter dated February 25, 2016 signed by Sulom general secretary Williams Banda addressed to Fam general secretary, Sulom proposed to the local mother football governing body that Dedza be admitted back in to the league because they had better points than Wizards and Airborne in the 2015 league season.
FAM reportedly advised Sulom to go ahead with the play-off.
But Dedza dragged the league to court, arguing that since they finished on better position than both Airborne and Wizards, it was only right that they should be promoted and that the playoffs are unnecessary.
Judge Esme Chombo granted an injunction stopping the play-offs despite Airborne Rangers playing Wizards on Friday at Civo Stadium. Wizards beat the Malawi Defence Force side 2-1.
Saturday, Dedza were supposed to play Wizards FC at Civo Stadium and today they were supposed to face Airborne Rangers.
Sulom vice-president Daud Suleman said: “We cannot go on with the games until a hearing and a ruling is made. I can confirm the games will not go on as scheduled.”
FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said since the matter is in court the association will not comment.
Sources say the Sulom executive has been facing pressure from its army based executive members to give Rangers a chance to remain the top league.