Football Association of Malawi (Fam) First Instance Body (FIB) has finally granted licences to TN Stars and Savenda Chitipa United.
Following the development it means all 16 Super League teams have been certified to compete in the 2020 season that has been postponed.
Fam Club Licencing and Compliance Manager, Casper Jangale, said both Stars and Chitipa initially failed to make the grade because they submitted inadequate information.
“For TN Stars it was not clear on who is their head coach between Phillip Nyasulu and Joseph Malizani but it was later cleared that Malizani who is well qualified is the one in charge.
“As for Savenda Chitipa they sent their documents to Sulom before completing club licencing procedure with us (Fam). They were advised to restart the process and they did. Fam gladly confirms that both teams are now part of this year’s TNM Super League following a successful club licencing procedure,” Jangale said.
Stars administrator Jones Banda said they were relieved with the development.
“At technical level we were affected but we are now back to our normal operation,” he said.
On his part, Chitipa Team Manager, Watson Kabaye, said they were excited with the clearance.
“The team was down but we worked so hard on Friday night to complete the process here we are we hope to beat Mafco tomorrow and we are so ready. This is the second season for us to play in the top flight league,” he said.
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