By Duncan Kaonga
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president, Walter Nyamilandu says government should look at the contribution of football to economic growth and employment and consider allowing the game to restart.
Football went into lockdown in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic which saw FAM setting up two scenarios to restart the 2020 season if government gives the game a go ahead before October or cancel it and start a new season in January 2021.
The Presidential Task force on Covid-19 and Ministry of Health officials are expected to meet on Thursday to look at guidelines on sports restart drawn up by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and FAM’s road map to resume football under strict measures before making a decision.
The FAM president says football is a game which goes beyond entertainment.
“Football is a source of Income for many players and officials and I have no doubt that football should be given an exception as long as we are going to follow protocols put in place so that we don’t endanger lives of fans, players and officials,” said Nyamilandu
Meanwhile the Super league of Malawi has written all it’s affiliated teams to start preparations next week if the Task force gives a go ahead.