New Football Season in Malawi to kick off in Nov 14

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has announced that Malawi’s 2020/2021 football season is expected to return in November 14 with the Charity Shield.

The new season was set to kick off in March, but was put on hold because of the government directive to suspend all sporting activities in the country due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The FAM executive committee during their meeting resolved that the season will start with the Charity Shield on 14-15 November and the TNM League will kick off a week later, with the league season coming to an end in July 2021.

The meeting also resolved to allocate K62.2 million towards the referees of the Super League and Match Organization costs. This decision was made because the league will resume without spectators, therefore there will be no gate collections.

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“On top of giving Super League of Malawi K15 million for operations as well as K10 million to each of the 16 clubs, FAM Executive decided to allocate an extra 62.2 million Kwacha towards referees and organization costs.

“Since the league will start without fans, there will be need for special funds to cater for referees and other match expenses which are normally covered by gate revenue. So, this is why we have decided to allocate the contingency money for this purpose to enable us start football,” explained FAM General Secretary Alfred Gift Gunda.

The Committee also approved the participation of the Malawi Senior Women’s National team in the COSAFA Women’s Championship scheduled for November in South Africa.

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