Civil Service United has opened investigations on their players over allegations that they are playing social football during the COVID-19 pandemic time which is against government rules as preventive measures.
According to the team manager of the club Gabriel Chirwa they have received reports that most of their players are taking part in social football which is against the rules set by Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and the club to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Chirwa said the players need to understand that they need to protect themselves against the pandemic and should avoid taking part in such games where they might also get injured.
“We are getting reports that most of our players are playing social football in different locations they are staying which is against the guidelines the government and FAM had put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The players should also know that they might also get injured when playing those games which in the end might put pressure on the club to take care of their injury which they had when they were not playing for the team. So investigations are underway and those found on the wrong side, will be held responsible”, he said.
In March 2020, Malawi government declared the nation a state of disaster due to the spread of COVID-19 and restricted any gatherings of people more than 100 including football but in some locations in the country, some social games are being played.
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