Football Association of Malawi (FAM) on Wednesday 1st July started the distribution exercise of relief food packages to 2490 players and officials of women’s football teams and men’s teams that play in the Northern, Southern and Central region association leagues.
In April, FAM partnered with RAB processors limited to distribute the food relief packages worthy K10 000 for seven months to the regional league players to sustain the welfare of the players during the time when football is suspended due to COVID-19.
Speaking at the official launch of the distribution exercise in Blantyre, FAM president Walter Nyamilandu Manda said he was happy that they have fulfilled the promise they made to the players.
“I am happy that we have fulfilled the promise we made. These players rely on the small packages they receive from their clubs like transport and game allowances to support their lives but with football not being played, they are struggling. So we hope these relief packages will help them a lot,” said Nyamilandu.
Nyamilandu also said the FA is putting in place plans to help the players more during this pandemic time after they received $1.5 million last week.
“We will be guided by FIFA on how to spend the money they have given us but FAM executive committee will decide on how the relief support can continue to help different football stakeholders,” he said.
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