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Fam condemns Europe’s Super League

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NYAMILANDU—Any breakaway will be catastrophic

Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has condemned the proposed formation of European Super League which will likely affect Uefa Champions League.

The development comes after Uefa, the Premier Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned 12 major European clubs, including the ‘big six’ from England, for signing up to a breakaway European Super League. League and the United

Nyamilandu in a tweet said: “New European League??? In this day and age?? Is this the beginning of the end or the end of beginning? No need for a new order. As they say ‘Don’t fix, if it’s not broken’.”

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Justifying his remarks, Nyamilandu said it was important that the change was sanctioned by Fifa and Uefa so that the governance structures of the game were respected.

“Any breakaway will be catastrophic and lead to conflict with Fifa. There is a need for contact and dialogue to address this looming crisis with the necessary urgency it deserves. The clubs should not be underestimated as they have potential to disrupt the football ecosystem,” he said.

Earlier Monday, BBC reported that Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham were part of the group forming European Super League.

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“La Liga’s Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid and Serie A’s AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus are involved. Uefa said it will use “all measures” possible to stop the “cynical project”. Senior figures at European football’s governing body are furious about the proposals,” the report reads.

Johnson also told BBC that the plans would be “very damaging for football” and that the UK government supports the sport’s authorities “in taking action”.

He added: “The clubs involved must answer to their fans and the wider footballing community before taking any further steps.”

The European Clubs’ Association (ECA), which represents Europe’s clubs, held an emergency meeting on Sunday in the wake of the reports.

BBC Sport understands none of the clubs mentioned in the Super League reports responded to a request to attend the meeting.

The meeting was chaired by Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar. Bayern Munich and Paris St- Germain were among the clubs who were present.

In a statement, the ECA said it would be “strongly opposed” to a “closed super league model”.

It has pushed plans for a 36-team Champions League, which Uefa had hoped would head off the formation of a Super League.—Additional reporting by BBC

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