2019 season might be lost due to Covid-19

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Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is afraid that the 2019 season might be lost to coronavirus.

The 2019 season was expected to kick off on 21st March but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was called off 24 hours to kick off to prevent it from further spreading.

FAM in its roadmap to start the new season submitted to the ministry of youth and sports a plan for the season to start on 8 August but if it fails to start by September the season will be cancelled to kick off in January 2021.

FAM president Walter Nyamilandu Manda said the football fraternity should be prepared to either see football being played this year or the season being called off.

“It’s possible that this season may be lost as we are going toward the end of the year but we have not played a single game due to coronavirus. This is a disaster and we need to forgo other things and this might mean things not being normal for the safety of our lives,” said Nyamilandu.

Commenting on the issue, super league of Malawi (SULOM) president Tiya Somba Banda said
“We had already weighed the possibility of the 2019 season being cancelled if games do not start by September. Measures were already put in place to prepare us together with the teams in case if it does not kick-off as we have the relief packages up until December to support the welfare of the players.”

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