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Malawi’s Football Fans Back Intervention Of Fair Trading Commission

Written by  Written By Staff Reporter Mar 13, 2017

Soccer fans in Malawi are backing the intervention of the Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) in the Super League sponsorship.

They believe the move will help the participating teams to raise more revenue.

The football enthusiasts however urge the league administrators and other stakeholders to immediately resolve the matter to avoid disturbing the league calendar.

CFTC is criticizing the mobile phone company-TNM for excluding other companies from supporting the league.

Administrators of the Super League Of Malawi (SULOM) confirmed the development to Capital FM over the weekend.

The announcement came as preparations were underway for the 2017 season which was supposed to kick off on April 8.

Meanwhile, preparations for the league have since been suspended.

In response to CFTC’s decision, SULOM General Secretary Williams Banda accused the commission of failing to differentiate between football sponsorship and corporate social responsibility in its verdict.

This is just a tip of the iceberg as lack of money has forced the Football Association of Malawi-FAM to withdraw the Flames from participation in the 2019 Africa Cup of nations (AFCON).

FAM has also resolved to suspend recruitment of a coach for the senior national football team.

FAM’s Chief Executive Officer, Alfred Gunda, disclosed in a statement  that the association came to the decision after it became clear that the government would not be able to finance the team.

Apart from the AFCON, the Flames have also been withdrawn from participation in the Championship of African Nations- CHAN.

 

Meanwhile, FAM intends to intensify coaching of grassroots and youth football to build strong  under 15, under 17 and under 20 national teams.

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