Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve have revealed plans to sell the club’s TNM Super League status after winning the Thumbs Up Southern Region Football Association Premier Division championship.
However, SRFA Chairperson Raphael Humba said the team cannot sell its Super League status if they will not join the top flight league.
Bullets Vice-President Fleetwood Haiya told Times Radio soon after the team defeated Sable Farming 3-1 at Mpira Stadium in Blantyre that they would consider selling Super League status to interested parties.
“The board will meet over the matter. It might not necessarily be money but we can also agree with them [prospective clients] to take on board some of our players into their team in form of a loan. We do not want to repeat the mistake we made when we allowed Ntopwa to take our slot last season,” he said.
However, SRFA Chairperson Raphael Humba brushed aside Haiya’s remarks, saying rules of the game will apply.
“We will write them [Bullets] this week to clarify their position on whether they will participate in the league. If Bullets Reserve will not join the Super League, then we will give the slot to Sable Farming on the basis that they finished second. That’s what the rules say. There is no issue like selling the slot. It doesn’t work that way,” Humba said.
Sable Farming Chairperson Dyles Kachala said they were following the issue with keen interest.
The development comes after Blantyre City FC, formerly Hangover United, have shown interest in buying Super League status from Bullets Reserve.
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