Players worry over contract obligations


Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says teams that play in the county’s elite league will not be punished for failing to meet some of the things stated in their players contract.

With football not being played, most of the teams in the TNM super league players are failing to give salaries to their players and are surviving on the k40,000 monthly Covid-19 relief funds distributed by FAM.

According to FAM club licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale, the clubs are supposed to meet everything that they agreed with the players in their contracts but with the corona virus pandemic which has affected a lot of things including imposing a negative impact on the finances of the teams, it will be difficult for that to be followed.

“All contracts are now on going despite the Covid-19 pandemic and clubs are supposed to fulfill everything they agreed with the players in their contract but with the situation we are in, it is difficult for everything to be followed and the two involved parties need to sit down and understand each other on that.

“To add on that, players will be asked to consider their contracts to end where the new season will end that is in the case where the season has kicked off. But if the season will be cancelled then the contract will have expired and it will be up to the clubs and players to consider extending the contract or not,” said Jangale.

On their part, the 2019 TNM super league champions Nyasa Big Bullets through administrative officer Albert Chigoga said they are aware that the player’s contracts are running and that agreements need to be obliged to.

“We are not much worried about the extension of our player’s contracts as most of the players already did that as we approached kick-off of the 2020 season. We are also aware that the player’s contracts are running and that we need to meet all the agreements in the contracts and as a club we are working hard to continue honouring that,” he said.

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