Sulom rebuffs Blantyre City Council


Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has declined Blantyre City Council’s (BCC) proposal to take Be Forward Wanderers to Mozambique for a friendly against Quelimane City team on August 21.

BCC Mayor, Wild Ndipo, wrote to Football Association of Malawi (Fam), asking for the release of Wanderers to the 75th Anniversary Celebrations of Quelimane City.

Ndipo said their Mozambican counterparts had requested them to identify a Super League team for the friendly match as a way of building the relationship between the two cities.


In the letter, Ndipo said they had identified Wanderers for the celebrations and that the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development had approved the trip.

Fam General Secretary (GS), Alfred Gunda, confirmed to have forwarded BCC’s request to Sulom for consideration. Wanderers are affiliated to Sulom which, in turn, falls under Fam.

But Sulom GS, Williams Banda, said releasing Wanderers to Mozambique would affect the Super League calendar.


He said BBC should have taken a team that has finished first-round assignments.

Wanderers have three games to wrap up the opening round.

“This is a non-starter. We started the season late and the first-round is underway. Infact, other teams will finish the first-round this weekend. Why can’t they pick one of those teams? If they [Wanderers] go to Mozambique, it will pile pressure on us to change fixtures again,” Banda said.

The Nomads are on second position on the Super League table with 28 points from 12 games.

Wanderers have three matches, including against Moyale Barracks at Balaka Stadium tomorrow, to wind up the first-round. Other teams, such as Chitipa United and Dwangwa United, have wound up their first-round assignments.

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