Surestream Youth Development League has been hit by a hiccup after Ministry of Education officials stopped the academy from involving secondary schools in their programmes.
The directive came since the academy signed a memorandum of understanding only to involve primary school pupils in its programmes.
Both Football Association o f Malawi ( Fam ) and Surestream Academy confirmed that the tournament was temporary suspended for three weeks following ministry of education's order.
Fam general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said there were confusions as to why the academy was involving secondary schools while its scope was primary school children only.
"There were concerns that the league was involving secondary schools instead of primary schools only as previously agreed. From now onwards the Surestream schools tournament will involve only primary schools," Nyirenda said.
"We had a fruitful meeting on February 9 where all these issues were ironed out and the league has since resumed," he said.
The academy's national g r a ss roots manager Patrick Kulemeka said the development had affected the competitions calendar.
"Of course, these were just in house issues and they were indeed sorted out. But right now we need to restructure the league. We have already lost three weeks and this will affect our eight week programme," he said.
"We have complied with Ministry of Education's authority but we are just sorting out some issues. The league will soon resume."