Super League teams will have a chance to bolster their squads as the transfer window is expected to be re-opened on March 22 to April 21.
As the TNM Super League is expected to resume soon, some teams, including MDF ones, will not have some of their stars as they will be at Malawi Armed Forces College for intensive military training.
Some of the teams that have lost stars include Moyale Barracks, Mafco, Kamuzu Barracks, Red Lions, Civo Service United and Ekwendeni Hammers.
Football Association of Malawi Compliance Manager Casper Jangale, who is also responsible for transfers, confirmed that the transfer window would re-open this month.
“Rules are clear; we have two registration windows in a season. There can be no transfers of players outside the transfer window; so, all the clubs will have a chance of signing players once the window opens on March 22,” Jangale added.
Due to military training, Moyale have lost 10 players namely Victor Mwale, Hassan Upindi, Innocent Botoman, Chisomo Magombo, Waliko Mhango, Limbani Sementi, Yeremiah Dickson and Charles Nkhoma.
Moyale General Secretary Major Fulawo Mwale said it would be tough without 10 players. The soldiers have since asked Super League of Malawi (Sulom) for permission to register some stars who have returned from a peace-keeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
“We want Sulom to grant us an opportunity to register some of the players who were on military duties abroad as well as some from the reserve side,” he added.
Moyale have welcomed back some of their stars, including Chrispin Fukizi, Mtopijo Njewa and Wiseman Kamanga, from the DRC.
Sulom General Secretary Williams Banda said rules and regulations would apply.
“Football has rules and we will consider their request based on the rules that govern the game. We will make sure we do not break any rule in dealing with the matter at hand,” Banda said.
Moyale had a difficult start to the season under Collins Nkuna but replaced him with Nicholas Mhango before the TNM Super League was suspended due to Covid.
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