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Fam, Government discuss football restart

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Gomezgani Zakazaka

The future of starting the 2020 football season in the country will be shaped on Monday when Football Association of Malawi (Fam) engages government.

Minister of Sports Francis Phiso is also expected to attend the meeting.

Both Fam competitions and media director Gomezgani Zakazaka and Ministry of Sports spokesperson, Simon Mbvundula confirmed the meeting where the government will scrutinise Fam’s proposal.

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Zakazaka said they will make a presentation to convince the government to allow football season to commence.

“There are a number of factors which we have drafted to be presented to the government as we propose for football return in August,” Zakazaka said.

However, Zakazaka refused to disclose more details regarding Fam’s proposal which came after the association’s task force and competitions committee met.

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Sources suggest that Fam has proposed several things including stopping teams from using buses. Among other healthy tips, washing of hands regularly will also be enhanced.

Nyasa Big Bullets supporters secretary, Mabvuto Chibambo, who was among a grouping calling itself Concerned Fans, hoped the meeting would be fruitful.

“As a football fraternity we miss the game. We can only hope for the season to start,” he said.

President Peter Mutharika declared a State of National Disaster on March 20 before suspending sporting events and restricting public gatherings to less than 100 people. Consequently the football season was suspended.

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