Northern Region Football Association-NRFA has warned teams in the Simama and Son (SIMSO) League to ensure transparency in their operations if they are to qualify for the top flight league – the TNM Super League.
The sentiment comes barely days after Mzuzu City based Fish Eagles wrote the NRFA Executive of its withdrawal from the League due to financial constraints that has hit hard the club.
The statement that YFM has seen indicates that Fish Eagles has withdrawn from the 2019 race after playing four games.
But speaking in a separate interview, NRFA Chairperson Felix Mbonekera said reports reaching his office have revealed that the team has withdrawn from the league because club officials misused finances.
“We hear that the Sponsor of Fish Eagles Mr Naftali who at present is out of the country left behind the money to help in the affairs of the club such as buying jerseys and boots but up to this time club officials have failed to buy the stuff a development which angered the sponsor,” Mbonekera said.
He added that NRFA is saddened with the development as it will impact negatively on the planning of the League.
Meanwhile, Mbonekera has disclosed that NRFA executive will meet to discuss on the way forward.
“As NRFA we will meet to see the way forward because more teams registered and if luck enough one of the teams will be accommodated on board,” he said.
Here are some of the results of other games played on Sunday, Ekwendeni Hamas beat 3:1 Rumphi Utd, Zolozolo Utd 2:2 Embangweni, Ekwendeni Utd 1:1 Kajipoze, Kabwafu 1:1 Kawaza, Manyamula 3:0 Hewe Utd.