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Super League clubs scramble for women’s football teams


TNM Super League teams have raided women’s football, taking over teams in a bid to fulfil club licencing requirements for the 2023 season.

This is in line with requirements that all top flight clubs must own or partner a registered women’s football team to become eligible for competitions in the new season.

With the new regulations set to be fully implemented ahead of the 2023 season, the clubs have finalised arrangements to own women’s football teams.


On Wednesday, Silver Strikers announced that they had acquired domestic women’s football giants DD Sunshine.

’’Silver Strikers Limited would like to inform its stakeholders and the general public that the company has acquired DD Sunshine Women’s team of Lilongwe. Going forward, the team will be called Silver Strikers Ladies FC,’’ reads a statement which company secretary Peter Masiye signed.

However, Silver kept a tight lid on the monetary value of the deal.


Sunshine Chairperson Anthony Msendema said the deal had, indeed, been concluded with an official handover ceremony to take place in due course.

“We concluded our discussions with Silver but what is remaining is the official handover ceremony. We will disclose all details of the deal at the unveiling event,’’ Msendema said.

On the same day, another Super League side Karonga United concluded a similar transaction.

“We have a women’s football team and it will be called Karonga United Dynamos FC,’’ a statement from the club reads.

Mighty Mukuru Wanderers also announced on Tuesday that they had acquired Bangwe Super Queens.

This means the majority of the country’s Super League teams have registered women’s football teams.

Nyasa Big Bullets were the first to announce ownership of a women’s team, followed by Blue Eagles, Moyale Barracks, Kamuzu Barracks and Civil Service United.

Football Association of Malawi Compliance Manager Casper Jangale said the requirement is mandatory.

’’This is non-negotiable. We expect all clubs to have a women’s football team,’’ Jangale said.

The continent’s football governing body, Confederation of African Football, also announced in 2021 that clubs taking part in its continental competitions must have registered a women’s football team.

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