Super league clubs to benefit from FIFA relief fund

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Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has said that the super league clubs will benefit from the K365 million relief fund they have received from the world football governing body FIFA as part of the 2.0 FIFA forward project to bail out FA and it’s affiliates who are hardly hit by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

FAM made the decision on Monday after holding a 3 hours emergency meeting via video conferencing on Monday 27th April 2020 where they agreed to help super league club players and officials, women’s football regional league teams and elite referees who rely on football as a source of income.

The FA president Walter Nyamilandu Manda revealed the plans on how they intend to use the special projects funding for 2020 on Tuesday at a press briefing held at Mpira village in Blantyre.

“FAM will give monthly allowances to the above mentioned beneficiaries of not less than the minimum wage as prescribed by the government of Malawi. The relief fund will be assessed on a month to month basis by the task force to determine the extent and continuation of the support. In the event that the situation normalizes, FAM will withdraw funding but after giving notice to all the beneficiaries,” Nyamilandu said.

The FA president also hinted that plans are still in place to host all the competitions set on the 2020 football calendar once the game resumes.

“The season will only go ahead with some adjustments to the fixtures if we start before October 2020 the season will go on until next year. If the delay will go on until October and beyond, the season will be considered to have been lost and FAM will start planning for another season which will start in January 2021,” he said.

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