BLANTYRE ( Arkangel Tembo, Mana)- There is a sigh of relief to three Super League teams who were shown an exit-door last season, following Super League of Malawi (Sulom) recommendation on Friday to give them a second chance.
This development means the Super League will have 16 teams following Sulom’s executive committee resolution which was made late last year during general assembly meeting in Lilongwe.
During the meeting it was agreed that the number of teams in the elite League should increase from 15 to 16 for easy administration.
Sulom General Secretary, Williams Banda confirmed the change saying the League rules and regulations state that three teams would be relegated at the end of every season unless Sulom executive decides otherwise.
In this matter, Banda said they have used the ‘unless otherwise’ option.
“Article 16 of the rules and regulations gives us powers to meet and decide on such matters. A certain section was of the view that we bring back Dedza Young Soccer since they finished on 13th position.
“But as a matter of justice and fairness, we came to a conclusion that the play-offs should take place so that the team that does well returns to the Super League,” said Banda.
The play offs will take place on 11th -13th March at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
The three teams to battle it out are Wizards FC, Dedza Young Soccer and Airborne Rangers.
Meanwhile, Wizards coach Peter Mponda was optimistic of returning in the League saying his charges are ready and geared for the battle.
Despite selling some of their quality players like Brighton Munthali, Levison Maganizo, Rafiqu Namwera and Ernest Tambe, Mponda said he has enough players.
Dedza Young Soccer have also already lost some of their reliable players to Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers, likewise Airborne Rangers to Chilumba Barracks and Dwangwa United.