Malawi Super League giants Be Forward Wanderers FC have pulled out of the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League edition.
The Nomads were set to face DR Congo side AS Vita but pulled out due to monetary constraint, according to local media reports here in Blantyre.
Wanderers General Secretary Mike Butao is reported to have sent a letter through Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to notify CAF of their decision to pull out.
The club had earlier set up accounts where supporters were making contributions but the funds collected are reported to be lower against the estimated expenditure.
This is after their Japanese sponsors decided to suspend their sponsorship over players frequent training boycotts.
Caf regulations indicate that apart from financial penalties, any club that withdraws from competitions after the announcement of the fixtures gets banned from Caf inter club competitions for two editions.
Efforts to reach the club team manager Steve Madeira for a comment were not successful as his phone was unavailable.