Fam women’s league kickoff Saturday


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.

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