The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has notified all it’s Member Associations and Football Clubs that under Covid-19 Preventative Measures rules, Association Football trainings and matches remain suspended.
According to FAM General Secretary Alfred Gunda, the Association has noted that some football teams are planning to return to training.
“FAM would like to remind Member Associations and their respective clubs that no trainings and football matches are allowed until FAM gets permission and guidance from Malawi Government to do so.
“Football Clubs are therefore requested not to contravene the Government rules on Covid19 preventive Measures.
Failure to do so will attract sanctions that will include suspension from the FAM Covid 19- Relief programme and others that FAM may deem fit as stipulated in the FAM Disciplinary Code,” said Gunda.
In the meantime, FAM is working with the Malawi government towards resuming football in the safest manner possible.
A Working group comprising of FAM, Ministry of Sports and Health Authorities is expected to meet on Friday to provide guidance on measures and procedures for a safe return to football. This will include guidance on when and how to resume training.
In the meantime, all football stakeholders are urged to continue following COVID19 preventing measures by among others observing social distancing and maintaining strict hygienic practices.