Sulom in playertapping crackdown


The extent of player tapping syndrome in the top-flight TNM Super League has been exposed with at least five top teams facing charges of alleged breach of player transfer rules and regulations.

After charging defending champions Big Bullets of playertapping Mzuni player Aimable Niyikiza, Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has charged four more Super League clubs with breaching transfer rules and regulations.

The charges, ironically, come just three days before the transfer window closes ahead of the second round kick-off.


In case similar to the Bible parable of a rich man stealing a sheep from a poor servant, Silver Strikers, Civo United and Epac FC all face counts of enticing rookies Dedza Young Soccer Stars’ players.

The Dedza-based rookies are under threat of relegation once they lose four key players to the Super League giants.

Civo are accused of poaching Josophat Kwalira whereas Silver are answering charges of coaxing John Banda also from Dedza Young Soccer.


Epac have been charged with using Willard Dickson without the permission of his parent club, Dedza Young Soccer.

The clubs face charges of contravening Sulom player transfer rules and regulation article 10.1 (a), (c), and article 12.7, article 4.1 of the Football Association of Malawi.

The players also face the same charges of training and featuring for the accused teams without the

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