The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has taken decisive action against three Super League clubs ,Extreme FC, Bangwe All Stars, and Karonga United – for their failure to comply with Club Licensing requirements.
The requirements according to Football Association of Malawi(FAM) include having coaches with valid CAF B coaching licenses to lead their teams. The clubs have been fined MK1 million each as a result of their disregard for these regulation.
Karonga United, one of the clubs facing fines, underwent a change in coaching staff. Kondwa Ikwangwa was relieved of his duties due to the team’s struggles to achieve positive results in the top-flight league. In his place, Luke Bruno Milanzi took on the role of interim coach. However, it has come to light that Milanzi does not possess the required CAF B coaching license, leading to the club’s sanction.
Bangwe All Stars also found themselves in a similar situation. The club, which had been experiencing poor performance in the league, made a coaching change. Joseph Kamwendo was appointed to replace Mabvuto Lungu in hopes of revitalizing the team’s performance. Unfortunately, like his counterpart at Karonga United, Kamwendo lacked the necessary CAF B coaching license, resulting in the club being fined.
Extreme FC, based in Mchinji, has been grappling with the challenges of being in the relegation zone. As part of their efforts to address their situation, the club appointed Elvis Kafoteka as their caretaker coach. However, the FAM’s investigation revealed that Kafoteka was also not in possession of the required coaching license, leading to further consequences for the struggling club.
These actions by the Football Association of Malawi underscore the importance of adhering to Club Licensing requirements, including having qualified coaching staff. The fines imposed on these clubs serve as a reminder to all teams that compliance with such regulations is vital for the growth and development of football in Malawi.