Super League of Malawi (Sulom) president Innocent Bottomani has told the media that the top flight soccer league in the country will maintain its name TNM Super League and not Premier Soccer League as proposed by some quarters.
Other stakeholders opted for the league to be called premier league to be in line with other national leagues in other countries.
But Bottomani in an interview with one of the daily papers said the proposal to rebrand the league reached his association and was included in the draft constitution.
“The issue was discussed but it was observed that since the second tier regional leagues are also known as premier league, it would create some sort of confusion and it was resolved that the changes can only be effected by Football Association of Malawi,” Bottomani said.
He therefore turned down reports aired on some of the local radio stations that Sulom has adopted the new suggested name.
“The fact is that for now, we will remain super league” he said.
Sponsors Telecom Networks Malawi (TNM) through its Public Relations and Competitions Manager Limbani Nsapato said they are aware that the matter was discussed at the Sulom EGM but there has not been any change.
The 2016-17 top-flight football league kicked-off on Saturday 16th April, 2016 at the Kamuzu Stadium. The launch featured defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets and Moyale Barracks and the game ended 1-1.