Two players for TNM Super League debutants, Masters Security, are also playing for their former club Karonga United in the Northern Region Simama League, Nyasa Times can reveal.
The players are Khumbo Msowoya and Green Msowoya, not related despite the same surname.
After relegation from the country’s top flight league, Karonga United is playing in the Simama League this season and it sold Khumbo Msowoya and Green Msowoya to Masters Security FC.
Surprisingly, the two players have been coming to their former club to feature in some games considered crucial by Karonga United technical panel.
Green Msowoya has played seven games for Masters Security this season while Green Msowoya played once when Masters Security were facing Dwangwa United.
Nyasa Times has learnt that in the official launching game of the Simama League between Karonga United and Ipota Shooting Stars on 9th July at Karonga Community Centre Ground, the two players were in the starting lineup for Karonga United which Ipota Shooting Stars lost 1-4.
Reports indicate that Khumbo Msowoya also played for Karonga United against Rumphi Medicals.
Karonga United’s game against Ipota Shooting Stars was played in the presence of Northern Region Football Association General Secretary, Masiya Nyasulu, Fixtures Secretary Olleans Msonda, Treasurer Chauka Mwasinga and FAM Vice President Othaniell Hara.
Ipota Shooting Stars officials are said to have protested against the presence of the two players in the Karonga United squad but the Match Commissioner told them there was proper documentation for the players and if they had an issue they had to go ahead and play under protest.
This entailed that the two players had registration cards with the Simama League under Northern Region Football Association and registration cards with the Super League Of Malawi (SULOM) as well, which is quite contrary to the rules that govern Malawi football.
Technical Director for Ipota Shooting Stars, Wakisa Mwambetania, a holder of CAF A Coaching License, says he presented a protest letter together with a protest fee of K10, 000.00 to the Northern Region Football Association within 48 hours as per rules and regulations but nothing has materialized to date.
“The rules and regulations do not allow a player to play for two different leagues in the same season. I believe these boys are being misled by somebody. Somebody is playing games here. Somebody is behind all this but it is surely not healthy for the development of our game of football in Malawi,” lamented Mwambetania.
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