Sulom to review club subvention


Newly elected Super League of Malawi (Sulom) executive committee is expected to assess financial sources before committing the amount of subvention which each club will get.

This comes against a backdrop of campaign promises, where newly elected president Fleetwood Haiya pledged to hike club subvention to K7 million from K1 million.

Interestingly, ousted Sulom president Tiya Somba Banda offered K10 million, with Haiya challenging that he could match that.


However, Sulom General Secretary Williams Banda said, upon review of relevant documentation, they will strive to deliver what was promised.

“We will ensure what was promised is implemented. I am aware that we will get subvention from Football Association of Malawi. TNM [Super League sponsors] when they unveiled a new package that indicated that there is an increased subvention package.

“We need to see those and communicate to the teams, in terms of what is available from TNM and Fam. So this is the package that will go to you [clubs]. We should not promise them what is not attainable,” Banda, who retained the post after collecting 34 votes against Thoko Chimbali, said.


Clubs have reacted to the development.

Silver Strikers Board Chairperson George Kaudza Masina said Sulom has taken the right direction.

“This is very much in order. Whatever, in terms of what was being promised during the campaign, was just aspirations and now that they are in the system, thorough scrutiny of the K100 million from Fam and K50 million is needed,” Kaudza Masina said.

However, Mighty Mukuru Wanderers Company Secretary Chancy Gondwe said they are following the issue with keen interest.

“That is the problem when you promise the moon. Let us wait and see; otherwise, clubs were sold a dummy. They still have time and we hope, by April 1, clubs will receive the K5 million subventions. Otherwise, we knew from the beginning that the promises were unrealistic and that we were being sold a dummy in broad day light,” he said.

Meanwhile, Haiya has promised to be neutral.

“I will not take sides and I need to be independent on issues to do with Sulom,” he told the press.

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