Football Association of Malawi (FAM) promised to give relief packages to TNM super league teams effective 1st of June 2020 but the FA is yet to live to the promise as no team has received the package which aims at helping players during the Covid-19 crisis.
FAM made the promise after receiving money from FIFA where they allocated k40,000 to be sent to the players monthly until December 2020.
One of the TNM super league sides Ntopwa football club through it’s patron Isaac Jomo Osman said they were surprised when they did not receive the money as promised as a result his boys were calling him for help.
“FAM promised to start giving relief packages to all the TNM super league teams on the 1st of June but we have not received anything and the boys have been calling me for help and we ask FAM to do as they promised,” said Osman.
Commenting on the matter, super league of Malawi (SULOM) president Tiya Somba Banda said they were finalising some processes which delayed giving out of the packages but they will start anytime soon.
“The delay was because some teams didn’t register in the FIFA system called Mpira connect but by close of business on 1st of June they had sent us names which we have to check if they are matching with those in the system. This should therefore not affect the 14 teams which have finalised everything as we will start processing their relief package from Tuesday (2nd June),” said Banda.
The relief package is expected to be of help to most TNM super league teams with no sponsorship such as Ntopwa, TN Stars, Karonga united, Chitipa united, Mzuzu warriors and Tigers but rely on gate collections to do their daily transactions but life has been difficult since football games are not being played.