Malawi Super league promoted military side, Chilumba Barracks has been fined MK 5.4 Million by the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) due to their ‘swift’ withdrawal from the top tier.
Earlier last week, Malawi24 reported that the northern region based team had been written Sulom confirming their withdrawal due to financial constraints that have hit the club.
MDF also made revelations thatit will only have three army teams in the top flight from next season on.According to one of the Chilumba officials, Brigadier General Alick Mhone ,MDF willnot manage to support a fifth team in the league due to meager resources.
But Sulom says the withdrawal has been wrongly timed saying that key preps for the team just like the others in the top tier near completion and that the move would cost the body a lot of time and resources.
Sulom has since fined the side to pay MK5.4 Million up until Friday, a day before the league starts.
It is not yet known if the team will meet the fine as financial constraints remain the reason they said they would not take part in the league.