There is immense excitement in the women’s football fraternity ahead of the Football Association of Malawi women’s league kickoff Saturday.
Teams in the league had missed out on action after a year-long absence due to the Covid pandemic.
Some 24 teams have confirmed their participation in the league, which will be divided into two phases.
The league will start with a regional championship contest involving eight teams in each of the country’s three regions on a round robin format.
The top three teams from each region will then meet at national level.
National Women’s Football Association General Secretary Linah Mtegha said she anticipated a tough season.
“We are happy that the league is finally kicking off after a long period of inactivity due to the Covid pandemic. We expect to see exciting matches because the players have missed the game for a long time and are hungry for action,” Mtegha said.
Action in the Central Region will kick off with a showdown between DD Sunshine and Destiny.
The second match in the region is between Chisomo Academy and Ascent Academy.
In the South, last year’s runners-up BT Zero will face Envirom whereas Ntopwa will be in action against Sitimia Yoce.
Up North, CY Sisters will take on Chicago Sisters whereas Moyale Sisters will face Ekwendeni Sisters.
Lilongwe-based DD Sunshine are defending national champions of the league.