The Superleague of Malawi (SULOM) has announced that it will hold its Annual General Meeting on 26 September this year at Sunbird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe.
The announcement puts to rest social media talk by soccer pundits that the league’s governing body has lost direction and must be dissolved for among others failing to summon an AGM for clubs discuss emerging issues in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
And in a statement signed by the Association’s General Secretary Williams Banda, the AGM will involve representatives of all 16 top-flight teams and that strict Covid-19 preventive measures will be observed.
“The Annual General Meeting shall be attended by 16 Superleague clubs who will be represented by 3 delegates each. The names of the delegates are to reach SULOM 14 days from the day of this notice”, reads the statement.
Taking center stage at the AGM will be the election of a Legal Advisor after the office fell vacant as it’s holder, Muhammed Selemani won a sit in the Football Association of Malawi Executive Committee.
The AGM will also discuss the thorny issue of financial statements.
“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 annual general meeting at which election of the Legal Advisor is to take place to SULOM Secretariat”, it reads.
Reacting to the announcement, CIVO Service United General Secretary Ronald Chiwaula said as a club they are delighted that long at last they will have a chance to sit down as clubs and Sulom to reflect items from the previous season and plans set ahead.
“As a Club we are so delighted to finally have this AGM, it’s been a long wait, If you have seen the Agenda items you will note that the crucial item of financial statements will finally be tabled. This topic has for long attracted debate and I’m in mind of the issue to do with Beta TV will also be discussed at the meeting since it has been hanging for long”, said Chiwaula
The AGM comes at a time when the 2020 football season hangs in a balance on whether it will be played or not due to Covid-19.
Initially Sulom had planned to hold the AGM in August but failed to proceed as it failed to meet the required 28 day notice to clubs as per the SULOM constitution.