- Category: Sports Snippets
- Written by Michael Mmeya
People that recognise good things when they see them will agree with me that, once again, Sulom has something enviable to show to its sponsors, TNM, for the season just ended in terms of developing and nurturing football talent. Products of the previous seasons included
Chiukepo Msowoya and the Frank and Dave Bandas of this world. They may not be the stars that they were then, but it cannot be denied that the time they hit the TNM Super League limelight, they were in classes of their own. After all, their exploits are well documented. From the just-ended season, Bullets’ Gaba (Gabadinho Mhango) leads the pack of talent that includes the likes of Boniface Kaulesi (Red Lions), Vincent Chinthenga (Bvumbwe Research) and Ishmael Thindwa (Epac FC), to say the least of some old legs that the league helped to regain strength and are now feeding on greener pastures elsewhere. If such results would not encourage sponsors, what would? Hence, my wonder where Malawi sports would be if the K120 million (about $342 000) Presidential Initiative on Sports were run to the spirit of its intended purpose. Bravo Sulom and TNM.
Nkuna right, exemption is nonsensical
I agree with Red Lions coach Collins Nkuna’s suggestion that Sulom should scrape off the rule that exempts from games teams that contribute four or more players to the Flames. Every season, teams waste our time and breath in arguing over this nonsensical clause, all because of failure by FAM and Sulom to come up with a harmonised calendar. It is unfortunate that Fifa also entertains this clause instead of whipping its member associations to categorically do away with it by insisting on ‘clinical’ planning that yields a harmonised calendar.