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Max Bullets have officially written Super League of Malawi (Sulom) over its disbandment, in a development which will earn five teams, including Be Forward Wanderers, maximum points but compromise careers of over 20 players.

Sulom General Secretary, Williams Banda, confirmed yesterday that team’s owner, Max Kapanda, wrote the league’s governing body over the decision to disband with six games to go.

“They wrote us that they have disbanded. It is a vernacular letter with no date. We received it on October 27. It is at our secretariat. We will meet, as Sulom, to map the way forward on the matter,” said Banda, who declined further questions.

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The withdrawal will benefit relegation-threatened 15th-placed Karonga United (21 points from 23 games) and 12th positioned Civo United (with 21 points from 24 games) who will, as per Sulom’s rules and regulations, be awarded maximum points plus a 2-0 win.

Up the table, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth-placed Be Forward Wanderers, Mzuni, Moyale Barracks and Azam Tigers, respectively, will each also gain maximum points to take their tallies to 41, 38, 36 and 34 points respectively. Mafco lead the table with 44 points from 23 games.

Max Bullets did not travel to Chitowe over the weekend to fulfil their league fixtures against Mafco and Dwangwa United and the two lakeshore sides were declared 2-0 winners.

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Kapanda vowed not to honour any fixture after being angered by Sulom’s K1 million fine resulting from an abandoned match the Chiradzulu-based side played two weeks ago against Epac in Lilongwe.

Football Association of Malawi (Fam) Transfer System Matching Manager, Casper Jangale, said it is not automatic that Max Bullets players will become free agents.

“The players had contracts with Max Bullets and the club must sort them out first before they can go on to sign for other clubs. Whatever the club agreed with the players in the contracts must be respected,” Jangale explained.

Kapanda has been refusing to grant The Daily Times interviews. Teams promoted from the Southern Region Premier Division do not survive beyond a season of entry.

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