Barely days after the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) issued a restraint order on the Central Region Football Association (CRFA) against holding its Elective General Meeting (EGM), the same has been extended to its sister association in the Southern region.
The Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) was expected to hold its EGM on November 15 in Mangochi, where all current office-bearers were to retain their seats as they were all nominated unopposed.
ACB director, Reyneck Matemba confirmed to some local radio stations on Tuesday that they have written SRFA, Football Association of Malawi (FAM), and Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) notifying them of the order.
"The issues are related with the CRFA. We received complaints from other people about the nomination process, but I will not divulge much information," Matemba said.
SRFA chairperson, Raphael Humba was not available for comment on Tuesday evening.
With all regional associations expected to elect new office bearers, they all have been embroiled in some controversies.
Matemba, however, said they have not received complaints from the Northern Region Football Association (NRFA).
NRFA had wanted to go for an early poll after disagreements erupted between the incumbent chairperson, Lameck Khonje's camp and that of vice chairperson, Felix Mbonekera Msiska.
It took the intervention of FAM to have the association retain their set dates for the election.
Regional Associations are responsible for the regional leagues and are affiliated to FAM.
This means they also have voting power for FAM executive members including the president.