Super League teams have submitted names to be part of the constitutional review taskforce as it was agreed during the league’s overdue annual general meeting at Mpira Stadium in Blantyre on April 30.
Some of the members in the taskforce are Silver Strikers Board Member and lawyer Chrispine Sibande, Karonga United General Secretary Ramzy Simwaka and Blue Eagles Vice-General Secretary Solomon Mchawi.
Senior Legal Aid Advocate Yasin Domasi [representing Nyasa Big Bullets] is also part of the taskforce.
Super League of Malawi (Sulom) president Tiya Somba Banda confirmed having received names earmarked for the taskforce from some teams.
“We gave the team a deadline of Friday last week to submit the names. We finally have the names and we will shortly meet to see how best to address the matter,” Somba Banda said.
Bullets Chief Executive Officer Suzgo Nyirenda, who has been speaking on behalf of teams, said the constitutional review taskforce holds the key to the redefining of Malawi’s football at the league level.
“This is where teams will have an opportunity to remove some archaic laws in our system and replace them with new laws which are in line with modern football standards.
“Teams in some countries, including South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe, form board that runs the league, which is the opposite here. We believe these are some of the laws we need to do away with. Even this system of voting for people in some positions is bad and an old way of running football,” Nyirenda said.
Sibande said they expected Sulom to work with speed on the matter.
“It is now up to the league management team to work with speed as this was unanimously proposed by all the 16 Super League teams,” Sibande said.
There have been calls for the review of Sulom constitution.
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