Football Association of Malawi (Fam) and Super League of Malawi (Sulom) have appealed to the football fraternity to get Covid vaccination to be protected from the disease.
This comes as the country resumed giving jabs to people after receiving new consignment of Covid vaccines on Friday.
Fam Taskforce Chairperson for Covid Chimango Munthali urged the stakeholders to take advantage of the ongoing vaccination exercise.
“As a responsible sector, we are asking our stakeholders at all levels to get vaccinated to play a role in fighting the pandemic. Vaccination is part of Fam’s strategy to reduce and stop the spread of Covid within our game and in our country,” Munthali told the association’s website.
Sulom President Tiya Somba-Banda also joined Fam in appealing to the football fraternity to get jabs.
“Vaccination has proven to be effective in combating Covid and western countries have demonstrated that it is possible to go past the pandemic because of the jab. We are therefore pleading to each one of us as a country to get vaccinated for Malawi to move forward as a country, economy and football in particular,” he added.
Civil Service United General Secretary Ronald Chiwaula also appealed to the football fraternity to get vaccinated.
“It is very important for everyone to get the jab. Let us be protected and stay safe,” Chiwaula said.
People braved chilly weather and turned up in large numbers on Monday after health officials started administering AstraZeneca vaccine doses across the country
Football is being played under strict Covid preventive measures as a public gathering is restricted to 100 people.