Wanderers reverse decision of ‘pulling out’ of CAF: Malawi champions to play DRC’s Vita

Be Forward Wanderers have reversed its decision to withdraw from the Confideration of African Football (CAF) 2018 Champions League, saying they will proceed to face DR Congo’s AS Vita on February  11 in Kinshasa in a preliminary round first leg.

Nomads players back in training

Wanderers had informed Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to notify CAF of their withdraw but swiftly reversed the decision after a shareholders meeting.

But the club general secretary Mike Butao said they are now proceeding with their preparations for CAF Champions league.

A withdraw could have handed Wanderers a ban from any intercontinental club competition in the next two years and attract a fine of K3.6million to CAF.

The club has been facing financial turmoil on their K98 million budget to play two preliminary round games on February 11 and 22 home and away plus strength testing matches.

The fundraising drive has been shambolic.

Their sponsors, Japanese car dealer Be Forward who agreed to meet 80 percent of the club’s annual budget want to contribute only 20 percent for the CAF budget.

Wanderers chairperson Gift Mkandawire confirmed that the team had not pulled out of the competition and was working on the internal wrangles.

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This is pure madness and FAM/SULOM should punish Wanderers Executive because this will negatively affect players during the forthcoming game in DRC. Is football in Malawi run by football administrators or by mini bus call boys? There is high time this time of administration should stop if our beautiful game is to improve. To participate in competition whether local or international needs proper planning thus budgeting, travels, accommodation etc. When did these so called officials knew of their participation this elite competition? Being country’s league is not that you should participate in continental competition. These competitions will require a lot… Read more »

Joining an international competition without proper planning. Stupid management


Nanga anyamatawo alandira zomwe amafuna.


chonde ma player kulani !osangopanga ma training boycotts any how uwu ndi mwayi wanu woti mukazigulitse kuma club akuluakulu a kwina ndi kwina,ganizil
ani tsogolo lanu osati ma peanut apa malawiwa.


Big up mafana kawazeni muwachititse manyazi ndipo neba azinka namaphya ntima lololololololllllllllllllll


I think our players deserve a better treatment as well as being led by mature person Like Esau Kanyenda ANYWAY thats my opinion.


Neba uzikhala serious wava

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