Malawi Plans To Restart Football Activities in Three Weeks
By Amaechi Agbo
The Football Association of Malawi, FAM, is planning to resume football activities in the country in three weeks’ time, Bestchoicesports.com.ng reports.
FAM President, Walter Nyamilanda said Wednesday that the Association is following a systematic approach by seeking guidance and cooperation from relevant authorities in its effort to bring back football within the next three months in the country
Mr Nyamilanda made the remarks Wednesday morning when he received a petition from concerned supporters, who are asking football authorities to restart football activities which were suspended in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The supporters want football to restart because most sectors in the country are no longer adhering to Social Distancing Measures that lead to the football lock down in the first place. They cited the holding of massive rallies as an example that life is back normal.
“While the concerns are understandable, we will not be tempted to follow suit at the expense of our stakeholders’ well-being. We will restart football in a proper manner that takes into consideration the safety of all of us.”
“We devised two football calendar scenarios and entailed a delayed start up with September as a deadline or forfeiture of the season if the status quo prevails until end of the year.
“We have started the process of achieving option one of calendar resumption.”
“There will be a meeting between the FAM Competitions Committee and the Task Force this Saturday. Bearing in mind that COVID-19 will persist for a long time, the meeting will put in place conditions of how football activities can be conducted in the safest manner,” the president said.