FAM plans covid-19 training ahead of the new season


Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says teams will need to go for special training on how to prevent the spread of covid-19 if the government gives clearance for the new season to kick-off in the country.

Government taskforce on covid-19 is expected to make a statement on Thursday 24th of September on whether the new season will kick-off or not just a few days after the Malawi national football team was allowed to regroup and start it’s preparations ahead of the FIFA international sanctioned dates which fall on 7th to 15 October.

According to FAM media and communications director Gomezgani Zakazaka, teams will need to be sensitive on how the business will go in the new season with the deadly pandemic around, to prevent registering new cases of the virus.

“We will need to give training to clubs on how they will safeguard themselves against covid-19 and there will be the need for team doctors and team managers who mostly are involved in the affairs of the team to be given extra knowledge on how things will be done to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“We will also need to train stadium owners and managers on what measures will be needed at stadiums to safeguard the players and everyone who will be at different venues as it will not be business as usual,” said Zakazaka.

The 2020 football season was cancelled on 20th of March this year with just 24 hours to kick off as government banned all social gatherings to prevent the spread of covid-19 and it remains to be seen if the new season will kick-off soon.

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