Karonga United risk punishment


Former Super League side Karonga United may find themselves in hot soup for allegedly featuring ineligible players in Premier Division games.

The Daily Times has it on authority that the Simama-sponsored Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) side has been fielding midfielder Khumbo Msowoya and defender Green Msowoya.

Masters Security FC registered the players with Super League of Malawi (Sulom) in the last transfer window but they returned to Karonga after the two teams failed to agree on a transfer fee.


During the 2017 Northern Region Premier Division launch two weeks ago in Karonga, Ipota Shooting Stars played against Karonga under protest following the duo’s presence on the line-up.

Ipota lost the match 4-1.

On Saturday, Karonga boycotted their match against Fish Eagles in Mzuzu after NRFA officials prevented them from featuring the said players.


NRFA General Secretary, Masiya Nyasulu, said the association is convinced the players have registration cards for two teams.

“NRFA’s Rules and Regulations forbid a player who has two cards to feature in any game in the Premier Division. At the moment, the players will not be allowed to play for any team until they are cleared,” he said.

He added that Karonga risk being punished if it is indeed established that they are in the wrong.

But Karonga Chairperson, Alufeyo Chipanga-Banda, said the two players belong to his side, adding that Masters took the players on board without his consent.

Sulom General Secretary, Williams Banda, confirmed receiving a letter from Karonga explaining about termination of the players’ deals with Masters.

“The players are indeed registered with Sulom. The thing is Masters Security failed to honour the K3.8 million, which the two teams agreed. I do not know whether Masters responded or not. But had it been that they nodded, then the players would have been free,” Banda said.

Masters Security General Secretary, Zachariah Nyirenda, declined to comment much on the matter.

“If anything, ask Karonga. I cannot say that we signed the players or not, but we were using them,” Nyirenda said.

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