The Football Association of Malawi – FAM’s Covid-19 Taskforce insists there that local clubs can continue training amid the game’s suspension.
Administrators of the top flight TNM Super League – SULOM last week announced a 3-week suspension of the competition in adherence to new Covid-19 containment measures as set by the government.
Among the new measures is a restriction on all public gatherings not to exceed 50 people.
“The league will go on a 3 week recess in order to observe the newly gazzetted Covid-19 prevention laws. This follows a clarification by the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 that the restrictions on public gatherings to fifty, people include athletes who are players,” SULOM President, Tiya Somba Banda communicated earlier.
The SULOM leader observed that due to the new FIFA rule of having 5 substitutes, it meant 20 players from both sides making it a total of 40 plus a total of 14 technical people, it meant it would be difficult to conduct matches while adhering to the minimum number on gatherings.
In a latest interview with Capital FM however, the FA’s Chairperson for the Covid-19 Taskforce, Chimango Munthali says there is no problem in continuing with the trainings.
“I don’t see any team that trains with more than 50 people and with all the right measures put in place during the training sessions, I think nothing should stop any team from training until when maybe there is something that comes up from the government to guide otherwise.” Munthali emphasized.
All the super league clubs are expected to undergo Covid-19 testing during this 3 week forced break.