Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has awarded licenses to six Super League clubs after recommendations from FAM Club Licensing System Committee (CLS).
According to information made available to this publication, FAM Club Licensing System Committee met on the 9th of April to review the applications which were submitted by Malawian clubs to be awarded the licenses.
Files from 14 Super League were supposed to be considered for the award of the club licenses but only 13 files were considered following the withdrawal of Chilumba Barracks from taking part in this year’s Super League season.
FAM licensing system committee divided the results into 3 categories following the fulfilment of some of the things which were required to be accomplished for the clubs to be awarded the licenses.
Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Mzuni FC met all club licensing requirements and have been grouped in the Green Range after scoring 84% and 73% respectively.
They have also been issued with club licenses.
Despite scoring 71% which is in green range, Blue Eagles have been awarded with a provisional license due to non-fulfilment of Sporting Criteria, which they have been advised to fulfil for them to be granted a club license.
Nyasa Big Bullets, Silver Strikers, and Dwangwa United have been grouped in Yellow range and have been issued with provisional licenses after failing to meet some of the club licensing requirements
Bullets scored 69% and have been advised to submit audited accounts, to have a secretariat, and to have a youth development programme for them to be issued with the license.
Silver Strikers scored 60% whereas Dwangwa scored 56% but both clubs have been told to work on fulfilment of Sporting Criteria and submission of audited accounts.
The committee also grouped some clubs into the Red Range. Clubs in this range have not been issued with licenses and have been advised to work on their documents and submit them by Thursday, 14th April 2016.
The clubs which have been listed in the Red Range are Moyale Barracks FC who have a score of 45%, Civo United FC – 35%, Epac FC – 28%, Kamuzu Barracks FC – 14%, Red Lions FC – 20% and Mafco FC – 20%.
These clubs have been told to work on various shortfalls including Sporting Criteria, Submission of Player Contracts, appointment of CAF B Coach, provision of audited accounts.
However, Max Bullets, who have a score of 20%, have been given until mid-season break to work on all their shortfalls for them to be awarded a provisional license or a full license.
The committee will meet again on Friday, 15th April 2016 to consider granting licenses or provisional licenses to clubs in Red Range upon submission of their applications.