TNM Super League relegation-threatened side, Ntopwa FC owner, Jomo Osman has indicated that they will not be able to fulfill weekend fixtures in Lilongwe due to financial challenges.
The team is expected to play Mafco on Saturday and Blue Eagles the next day, barely three days after going down 3-0 to Nyasa Big Bullets at Kamuzu Stadium.
Osman bemoaned the Super League of Malawi’s plan to have his side play three games within five days arguing it is unhealthy for his team.
“Sulom, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) want to punish us to be relegated from the league. We are not travelling to Lilongwe this weekend because we do not have the finances to support us. Sulom, FAM, even government know how we are struggling, but they are doing nothing.
“The team cannot do well in this situation. The boys are just playing for the love of the game, but not to compete,” he said.
Sitting on position 15, Ntopwa have gone eleven games winless.
This is their second season in the league having survived their maiden season in 2019.
The team started this season on a promising note, winning most of their home games, until financial problems crippled them.