FAM voice out on players expiring contracts

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The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says all contracts of players that were due to end in December 2020 should run until the end of the new season which is proposed to start later in November.

The 2020 football season was expected to start in March and end in December which resulted in a number of teams giving some players one-year contracts but due to the coronavirus pandemic which led to the suspension of the season, time for the contracts has run out without the players kicking the ball.

FAM club licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale has made it clear that all contracts of players which are to expire at the end of the year 2020 should run until the day the season will end.

“We all know we had the coronavirus pandemic which made it difficult for the 2020 season to kick off in good time which has affected a number of things including the contracts of players. We have given teams the obligation that all the contracts that were due to end this year in December to end at the last date of the new season expected to kick off in November to cover for the lost period,” said Jangale.

FAM’s sentiment has received a positive node from Civo service united general secretary Ronald Chiwawula as time lost on the contracts of the players will somehow be recovered but has asked the FA to send the communication to clubs in writing in good time.

“Some of the other players we engaged with and gave them a year contract were based on a number of factors and we would have loved FAM to send the communication in writing so that we show the players the decision as well as to our sponsors who should be made aware to continue giving salaries to these players,” said Chiwawula.

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