Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers have faulted Football Association of Malawi (FAM) for the way it handled the initial club licensing process, which led to the two teams being given provisional licences.
The People’s Team got 69 percent while the Central Bankers scored 61 percent in the initial grading by the First Instant Body (FIB) which is mandated by FAM to conduct the club licensing process.
But the two teams yesterday claimed that had all their documents been scrutinised, they would have qualified for outright licences.
Apprently, only Blue Eagles FC got an outright licence while Ekwendeni Hammers was the other team, apart from Bullets and Silver, that was granted a provisional licences.
The other 12 teams failed to make the grade.
Said Bullets’ chief executive officer (CEO) Suzgo Nyirenda yesterday: “We passed the initial test, but the FIB missed one of our key documents which was in the file.
“It is unfortunate that the FIB decided to grant us a provisional licence when we are the only club in Malawi that can provide every detail in terms of club licensing.”
He said it was unfortunate that FAM delibarately overlooked a document on players’ salaries and outstanding debts.
“We do not have any debts with our players,” he said.
On his part, Silver CEO Thoko Chimbali said they were baffled not to get an outright licence.
He said: “The purported failure was because FAM misplaced some of our documentation.
“We are hoping to score better this time around as the documents have been found and others resubmitted.”
However, FAM licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale yesterday dismissed the two clubs’ claims.
“That is absolutely not true as both teams were graded in accordance to the documents they submitted. So, they should not say that now.”
The FIB met again on Saturday to look at appeals filed by the 15 out of 16 teams which did not get outright licences.
Jangale yesterday said the results were not yet ready. n