Nyasa Big Bullets board of directors has approved the team’s participation in the TNM Super League on condition that a cost analysis should be conducted.
The People’s Team reserve side earned promotion into the top-flight league after winning the 2018 Chitetezo Mbaula Southern Region Football League Premier Division.
But the club’s management said a decision onwhether the team would play in the Super League would be determined by the board.
Bullets technical director Malinda Chinyama yesterday said: “As a board we met and agreed that the team should be allowed to play in the Super League on condition that a cost analysis should be made and to that effect, someone was tasked to do that and present a project proposal which could lead to the final determination.
“However, I am not sure on whether the cost analysis and indeed the project proposal were done because I have not been briefed. It is possible that a decision was made and perhaps some directors were told, but not to my knowledge.”
He referred Weekend Nation to the club’s chief executive officer Fleetwood Haiya who could not be reached for comment.
However, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) gave Bullets a January 31 cut-off point to come up with their position, but the association’s licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale yesterday said by close of business on the said date, the People’s Team had not done so.
“In fact, to be on the safe side, we asked both Bullets Reserve and their runners-up Ntopwa FC to start the preliminary process of club licensing, but only Ntopwa have done it.
“We will be making a follow up with Bullets to get their stand,” he said.
Ironically, Haiya also said they would come up with a position by end of January.
According to the club licensing system requirements, an institution is not supposed to have two teams in the Super League and that each team should have reserve and youth sides, among others.