One of the country’s well known football coach Milious Pofera Jegwe has backed the proposed decision made by Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to kick off the 2020 season in August despite a number of people calling for the immediate return of the sport in the country.
At a meeting held on Saturday, FAM executive committee together with the competitions and Covid-19 taskforce committees agreed to open up talks with government and all relevant stakeholders for football to kick off in August which has attracted mixed reactions.
Former Dedza young soccer and Civo united coach Milious Pofera Jegwe has seconded the FA’s decision saying a lot of things need to be put in place before the season starts to avoid implications which might come if we don’t prepare well.
“FAM’s proposal to kick off the season in August is not bad and it’s not far as its just two months from now. Let us not just wish for football to return on the field but we should put in mind how best to grow our football as well because with the players not training as a team at the moment they will need time to train as a team together. That takes almost 8 weeks for a player to gain full fitness levels.
“We also need to look on the administrative side as to how the FA will incorporate everything so that it’s in line with the time frame they have and that needs proper planning,” Jegwe said.
A few weeks ago, Blantyre based football supporters went to FAM to give their petition that football should return on 31st of May after politicians started holding campaign rallies ahead of the presidential election where social distance measures are not followed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 which made FAM to suspend kick off of the 2020 season in March.