Malmö FF and Sunnanå in financial trouble

The Swedish Football Association has finished their audit of the accounts for 2004 of the Damallsvenskan clubs. The full report isn't published yet, but the FA has released some information. The league's combined turnover increased compared to 2003 from 25 to 37 million SEK. And two clubs, Malmö FF and Sunnanå, doesn't meet the financial requirements to keep their licence to play in Damallsvenskan. Malmö FF has a 700,000 SEK deficit and Sunnanå's is 1,6 millions. Both clubs will need to no later than April 5 submit a plan to the FA's licensing board, showing how they will turn the deficit around. If they can't do that they will not recieve a licence for 2006.

Malmö FF's chairman Gert Sparr tells local daily Sydsvenskan that the club is working hard on both cutting costs and finding new sources of income. He also reveals that there are talks between Malmö FF and other clubs in town to create a kind of Malmö United for the elite team only and keep the youth programmes in the other teams. Sparr says his main priority is to keep Malmö FF's first team in Damallsvenskan.

So far no comments have come from Sunnanå.

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