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Sulom in fix over AGM, legal adviser

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) is facing race against time to hold Annual General Meeting (AGM) before the kick of the 2020 TNM Super League season.

The league governing body is also in a fix to fill the vacant post of legal advisor following the resignation of Muhammad Selemani before the season starts on March 21, 2020.

With three weeks before the kick of the new season, Sulom is yet to set a date for the AGM which will among other things fill the vacant post of legal advisor which Sulom vice chairperson Gilbert Mitawa is holding on temporary basis.

According to Sulom constitution, clubs should at least be notified of the AGM at least 28 days before the meeting whereas the clubs should nominate candidates at least before 21 days.

The delay to hold the AGM, means Sulom is on the verge of breaking its own constitution on the delay to elect the legal advisor.

“Should a position become vacant, the executive committee may fill the vacant position until the next General Meeting, when a replacement will be elected the remaining term of the mandate,” reads part of Sulom article 26 (3).

When contacted Friday, Sulom Vice General Secretary, Zachalira Nyirenda said there was no need to panic on the issue.

“The nation will be advised on the matter but it will be done soon. At the moment the position is being held by Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert Mitawa who is also the vice chairperson,” Nyirenda said.

However, Nyirenda could not explain when the league governing body would hold the General Meeting.

Civo Service United General Secretary, Ronald Chiwaula said clubs had no knowledge on when Sulom would hold the meeting.

But Chiwaula said there are many outstanding issues which need to be addressed before the league kicks off.

Among outstanding issues last season are gate revenue and referees’ perks.

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