Ntopwa's fate Monday

Ntopwa FC

The future of the Blantyre-based TNM Super League side Ntopwa FC is expected to be known on Monday, according to the team's owner Isaac Jomo Osman.

Recently, Osman announced to the public that he is facing financial problems and it was doubtful that the Bangwe township based Amaghetto Kids would participate in the league again.

While the future still looks dim, Jomo Osman was among the delegates that attended the Super League Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lilongwe on Saturday, where he also actively took part in the deliberations.

In an interview after the meeting, he said it was too early to state the position of the team in the league, but would be announcing the same on Monday.

"There are talks going on with potential buyers of the team. We announced publicly that one can buy the team or just be it's sponsor. We have noted however that politics still play a part because from whatever has been happening to me, most of them think they would be associated with my party or be seen as supporting me," he said.

Jomo Osman said he has already briefed the players about his intentions to disband the team and they were all disappointed.

"I have good and youthful players who have used the platform to grow their career, so they too are uncertain of their future. As you know, I have under 14, 17 and under 20 teams. But I cannot manage to sponsor them," he said.

Ntopwa survived relegation in their maiden participation in the elite league.

Financial woes at the team started when Jomo Osman, who is also Democratic Republic Party (DPP) Councillor for Bangwe-Mthandizi was arrested twice for various charges.