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Sulom hopeful on 2020 season commencement after meeting clubs

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Despite the rise of Covid-19 cases in the country, Super League of Malawi (Sulom) is determined to stage the 2020 top flight league season.

Sulom is meeting Super League teams, brainstorming on what needs to be done to ensure successful return of football.

Among others, Sulom wants to agree with clubs on some conditions to be used such as reducing the capacity of fans, change of time of entering into stadiums during matches, implementing e-ticketing and other conditions that will help to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

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The league’s president Tiya Somba Banda met representatives of Blantyre based Super League clubs on Thursday to discuss possible measures to be undertaken to guarantee successful football resumption.

“Indeed on Thursday we met Blantyre based clubs while on Friday we met Lilongwe based teams where we discussed football restart. On Saturday [today] we will be in Mzuzu on the same mission. All what we are doing is telling the clubs to get set because we might return on to the pitch soon,” said Somba.

However, Somba was not sure whether the season will start next month.

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“To say that football will start in August then I might be lying but what I have told the clubs is that we will play the 2020 season,” he said.

Meanwhile, Bullets chief administration officer Albert Chigoga said the meeting was fruitful as they wait for official announcement on when the 2020 season will kickoff.

“We talked a number of issues, but as Bullets we are eager to understand fully about football resumption. All in all we are ready to take all precautionary measures to avoid the pandemic,” Chigoga said.

Football Association of Malawi (Fam) suspended the 2020 season on March 20 following government’s directive banning sporting activities and public gatherings due to Covid-19.

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