Malawi’s football governing body Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has slapped struggling Super League side Premier Bet Wizards with a K100,000 fine for failing to hire a CAF B certified coach for the football club. FAM gave Wizards a one month ultimatum to employ a qualified coach within a period of 30-days after the team fired its head coach Trevor Kajawa but the team has failed to meet the deadline.
FAM Club Licensing and Transfer Matching System Manager Casper Jangale confirmed the development saying his office sent the fine letter to the team. “When they approached us after the firing of Kajawa we wrote them a letter where we put some guiding points they could follow and we directed them to make sure they hire the new coach before the given deadline So since they have failed to meet the needed requirements we have handed them a fine of K100,000.00,” said Jangale.
Wizards vice General Secretary Harold Dzuwa said they are not aware of the development and they cannot comment much on something which was not on their desk as at the time of the interview. “Yes we are looking for a qualified coach because FAM ordered us to do so but the issue of K100,000 fine is news to me. I have not seen the letter,” Dzuwa said.
However Dzuwa said it is very difficult for the club to concentrate on searching for a qualified coach when they are also going through a tough situation where they are fighting relegation in the Super League. “We are not against the rules but to be honest time is not on our side, we are putting much concentration to the Super League so that we can survive the relegation. At least FAM could’ve just allowed us to hire the coach next season,” said Dzuwa.