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Sulom yet to decide on league increase

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Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has disclosed that a final decision has not been made on whether to increase the number of teams from 15 to 16 in the TNM Super League.

Among the recommendations at one of its Constitutional review meeting, Sulom affiliates proposed that the teams should be increased effective next season to ensure a balance of fixtures.

The recommendations have not been endorsed by affiliates at an Extra Ordinary Annual General Meeting.

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Sulom’s current constitution says three teams should be relegated at the end of a season, paving the way for newly-promoted teams. The proposed constitution says two clubs should be relegated.

If implemented, two teams will be relegated, meaning that three promoted teams would bring the number to 16.

Sulom general secretary, Williams Banda, on Tuesday said the league governing body has not made a final decision on the issue.

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“As Sulom, we are not in a hurry and a decision not yet been concluded. A decision will be made to map the way forward. I cannot say yes or no because the issue is tricky at the moment,” Banda said.

However, the Sulom GS was not clear if the decision would be made at the end of the season or next season, saying Sulom would go for what majority of the clubs (affiliates) want.

When contacted on Tuesday, Fisd Wizards chairperson, Mike Tembo said:

“At the moment, we don’t know when Sulom will start implementing the recommendations. We hope before the end of the season we (clubs) will agree on one thing with Sulom.”

However, Dedza and Mzuni were not available for their comments yesterday.

As it stands, all Super League debutants, Dedza Young Soccer Stars, Mzuni FC and Fisd are still in danger of dropping to the second-tier leagues.

Fisd anchor the log table with 14 points from 18 games, whereas Mzuni are 14th with 17 points after playing 21 games. Dedza and Epac have 19 points each on position 11 after playing 20 games.

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