Super League AGM on today

TNM Super League, Sulom AGM

Teams playing in the country's top league, TNM Super League will have a chance to shape the future of the 2020-2021 season when they meet today for the Annual General Meeting at Capital Hotel in Lilongwe.

Three representatives of each of the sixteen teams will meet to among other things, scrutinise the financial report for the 2019-2020 season, and map the way forward.

They will also elect the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) legal advisor following the resignation of Muhammad Selemani who is now Football Association of Malawi (FAM) executive member.

Three candidates, Silver Strikers former general secretaries, Thabo Chakaka-Nyirenda and Innocent Kadam'manja, and Blue Eagles general secretary, William Nkhoma have been nominated for the contest.

With Government's announcement that teams should start training on October 17, the meeting also gives the team a platform to discuss the way forward since there is need to follow strict Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures.

Sulom general secretary, Williams Banda told local media within the week that they will utilise the opportunity to bang heads with teams as they will all be in one place.

Northern region-based league side, Karonga United general secretary, Ramsy Simwaka also told the media that they would use the opportunity to lobby for sponsorship increase by TNM, a mobile phone network operator.

"This is the right time to discuss that TNM should raise the sponsorship. Apart from that, we want the league managers to introduce a system where teams get something like participation fees. In other leagues, teams get participation fees, but here is it just teams paying registration fees. We need that cushion. So we will discuss the issues" he said.

Meanwhile, TNM bankrolls the league to the tune of K90 million with champions taking home K15 million.

Teams have been complaining that the prize money is on the lower side considering their expenditure per season.

The new season in Malawi starts in March and ends in December.

This year however, it was suspended a day before kickoff following instructions from former president, Peter Mutharika to ban public gatherings.