The first player registration period opened on Sunday with Football Association of Malawi (Fam) insisting that the use of Fifa Transfer Matching System (TMS) is mandatory.
According to Fam, the domestic transfer window will run for 84 days (maximum set by Fifa) up to March 25.
Fam Compliance Manager Casper Jangale said all signings should go through the Domestic Transfer Matching System.
’’The use of Fifa TMS as the transfer system is mandatory and no transfer done outside the system will be recognised,’’ Jangale said.
TMS is an online platform used for recording transactions on player transfers between teams. It is an efficient way of transferring players from one team to another.
Jangale also said the Mpira Connect is back as the registration platform.
“It should not be confused with the player transfer system as it is, rather, a registration system,’’ he said.
Clubs are busy bolstering their respective squads in preparation for the 2023 season.
So far, Mighty Mukuru Wanderers have been the busiest team on the local scene, having signed five players, namely Gaddie Chirwa from Blue Eagles, Christopher Kumwembe from Civil Service United, Mphatso Kamanga from Karonga United as well as Dalitso Khungwa and Emmanuel Nyirenda from Wakawaka Tigers.
They are also expected to promote one player from their reserve side.
Wanderers Commercialisation Chairperson Clement Stambuli said the club will register 25 players for the 2023 season.
“We will follow all the procedures to register the players,’’ Stambuli said.
Nyasa Big Bullets, on the other hand, already signed striker Maxwell Phodo as a free agent and midfielder Chawanangwa Gumbo from Ekwendeni Hammers.
Silver Strikers are on the verge of signing four players, namely China Chirwa from TN Stars, Misheck Selemani from Bullets as well as Emmanuel Kaunda and Gift Chunga from Hammers.