Teams in the country’s flagship league, the TNM Super League (SL) will no longer be getting their gate revenue shares on the source of the collection, the gates, it has been confirmed.
The clubs will be receiving their shares through bank deposits, the Super League of Malawi (SULOM) has announced.
SULOM President Innocent Botomani has said that the decision was reached out after a wide consultation although certain quarters seem not to be comfortable with the arrangement.
The issue was brought to light last month during a club licensing seminar organized by the country’s football governing body, the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) in Blantyre.
The arrangement will not affect those detailed to perform security, first aid and officiating duties, as along with ground owners they will continue getting their dues after the counting of the collection is done, per their respective allocations or percentages.
It is in a way aimed at enhancing accountability in the gate collection to individual teams as there are times when money has grown wings after the teams have been given their allocation but before the cash is accounted for to the teams.
“Change is always received with mixed feelings as such we cannot expect every person to be in total agreement with the arrangement but all in all, from this weekend we are rolling out the procedure and teams have just to practice patience, after all it is for their own good,” said Botomani.
The second round of the league kicks off today with a re-launch taking place in Dwangwa where defending league and first round champions Big B ullets takes on Mafco, the hosts.
In other games FISD Wizards play host to Civo United while KB hosts Azam Tigers. Tomorrow Wanderers hosts Civo, Mzuni-Slver Strikers, Blue Eagles- Airborne Rangers, while the sensational Dedza hosts Red Lions.
The league is sponsored to the tune of MK90million by Malawi’s premier mobile network, TNM Limited.