By Mphatso Malidadi:
Southern Region Football Association Premier Division runners-up, Ntopwa United, have challenged that they will easily meet Club Licencing System requirements for participation in the 2019 TNM Super League.
Ntopwa finished behind champions Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve on goal difference after tying on 96 points.
But Bullets’ board last week decided against the reserve side joining the top flight league and offered the slot to Ntopwa.
Ntopwa owner, Isaac ‘Jomo’ Osman, said his club has structures that meet conditions for competing in the Super League.
“We have developmental teams ranging from the under-12 age group to the main side. I can also confidently state here that we will be the only Super League club with a ladies’ football team. We also have a coach with Caf B Licence; so everything is on track,” Osman said.
He said Ntopwa were not taken by surprise after Bullets offered them the top flight league slot.
Osman also disclosed that Football Association of Malawi had tipped them on how to start working on Club Licencing requirements to avoid being caught off-guard.