Be Forward Wanderers and Silver Strikers have been exempted from this weekend’s TNM Super League action after contributing more than three players to the Flames’ Cosafa Cup squad.
The Flames left Thursday for Rustenburg, South Africa, to compete in the regional tournament which kicks off on Sunday.
Flames Coach, Ronny Van Geneudgen, picked 20 players, with Be Forward Wanderers and Silver Strikers dominating the squad.
The Nomads have contributed five players, namely Stanley Sanudi, Lucky Malata, Francis Mlimbika, Yamikani Chester and Jabulani Linje while the Central Bankers have four in Brighton Munthali, Chisomo Mpachika, Levison Maganizo and Binwell Katinji.
Silver were due to face Red Lions tomorrow while Wanderers were set to take on Blue Eagles on Sunday but Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has cancelled both games.
Sulom General Secretary, Williams Banda, said the two teams will be back in action when the Flames return from South Africa.
“We received communication from Fam (Football Association of Malawi) about the Flames’ trip to South Africa and we have acted accordingly, in line with our rules and regulations. The two teams are automatically exempted on the basis of contributing more than three players to the national team.
Of course, this will have an effect because clubs like Red Lions and Blue Eagles have complained that they will travel and play just one match instead of two. But we are simply following our own rules and regulations much as we understand their concern,” Banda said.
He said other clubs will continue playing matches because they have not contributed more than three players to the Flames.
Wanderers have played only four matches this season and are second with 12 points while Silver have played five, have nine points on position eight.
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