Sulom in the red
Over K20 million required for annual general meeting
Super League of Malawi (Sulom) is facing a race against time to raise K20 million to hold its long awaited annual general meeting (AGM) on April 30 in Blantyre.
Sulom Vice General Secretary Major Flao Mwale said they were determined to hold the AGM after agreeing with teams prior to the start of the season on March 19.
“We are still committed to holding the AGM as we agreed with Super League teams but this calls for more money. We need an excess of K20 million to hold the AGM,” Mwale said.
He said the AGM would help stakeholders to iron out issues which clubs raised.
Mwale said some of the contentious issues likely to be discussed at the AGM include broadcasting rights revenue and sharing of gate collections.
“We will discuss the usual stuff that we normally discuss. Teams wanted a broadcasting rights report, rules and regulations for this season which we have already provided and perhaps the financial report,” he said.
Sulom was forced to call for an AGM after 14 clubs, led by Mighty Wanderers, Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers threatened to boycott the start of the season.
The clubs felt the AGM was important for league debutants Sable Farming, Rumphi United and Dedza Dynamos to learn more about the league.
Peter Fote is a Sports Journalist with huge experience in radio and Television reporting, production and presentation. He once worked with Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and is currently working for Times Media Group.