Football season to kick off in three months time


The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Competitions and Marketing Committee and FAM Covid-19 Taskforce committees have proposed kick off of the 2020 football season in three months time only if FAM executive committee approves the proposal before further engagement with government and other key stakeholders.

At a meeting held today, 23 May, at Chiwembe in Blantyre, FAM analysed the COVID-19 impact on the suspended Malawi Football Calendar and proposed strategies on restarting the game which according to FAM’s General Secretary Alfred Gunda the future looks bright after discussing proposed strategies and agreed on how FAM can restart the game whilst maintaining its stand of prioritizing the health, safety and interest of all its stakeholders.

“The general consensus during the meeting was for FAM to put in place a road Map to restart the game in the coming three months. The meeting came up with a clear road map for submission to the Exco for final decision.

“So, regarding coming up with actual dates on when and indeed the conditions under which football game will restart, it will be up to the Executive, “he said.

The two committees are expecting to hold another review meeting on 30th may to map the way forward on how the season can kick off and football loving Malawians submitted a petition to FAM for the season to start on 30th of May 2020.

FAM suspended all Association Football matches in Malawi on March 20, 2020 as a pre-cautionary measure against the COVID-19 outbreak following His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika declaration of Malawi’s State of National Disaster due to the threat of the Corona Virus.

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