Sulom says its Annual General Meeting (AGM) will focus on financial and audit report and election of a legal adviser, but some Super League clubs want clarification on a television rights deal and league sponsorship hike on the agenda.
Super League of Malawi (Sulom) on Thursday announced that the AGM, which was postponed this month, will be held on September 26 in Lilongwe.
“Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the Super League of Malawi to be held on Saturday, 26th September, 2020 at Sunbird Capital. The AGM will be held with strict observation of Covid-19 preventive measures,” reads the letter in part.
Sulom also requested the clubs to nominate candidates for the position of legal adviser which fell vacant after Muhammad Selemani was elected Football Association of Malawi executive commitee member last December.
“In line with article 22 (2d) clubs are supposed to nominate members to the Executive Committee not less than 14 days and not more than 28 days to the AGM at which election of the legal adviser is to take place,” it said.
The statement said the agenda will include “presentation of activity report for 2019, submission and approval of the financial statement for the year ended 31st December, 2019, submission of the auditors report and appointment of auditor and submission and approval of budget”.
In an interview on Thursday Be Forward Wanderers general secretary Victor Maunde said they will need an explanation from Sulom on their request for the league sponsorship to be increased.
“We want the league sponsorship to be raised because as things stand, what the clubs get as prize money is much on the lower side,” he said.
Maunde believes that being enlightened on the failed Beta TV deal would help clubs to devise ways to avoid the same situation.
TNM plc sponsors the top-flight league at K90 million per season with the champions receiving K15 million prize money.
Nyasa Big Bullets chief administration officer Albert Chigoga also said they will be interested to know progress on negotiating for increased sponsorship.
“The agenda is exhaustive. It is covering most of the things we expect. On financial matters, we expect Sulom to give us feedback on the proposals to raise league sponsorship. The clubs, in collaboration with Sulom, submitted the proposal to TNM sometime back,” he said.
On his part, Civo United general secretary Ronald Chiwaula said they want Sulom to address the television rights sponsorship deal it offered disbanded Beta Television.
He said: “If you have seen the agenda items, you will note that the crucial matters of financial statements will finally be tabled. We also want to know where we are with the issues to do with Beta TV.”
Last week, Sulom announced that it has shortlisted TTV formerly Times Television, Zodiak Broadcasting Station and MBC for broadcasting rights to beam live matches and radio commentary when football resumes.
Three years ago, Sulom agreed a K266 million deal with Beta TV, which did not bear any fruits as the television station folded.