The taskforce of Football Association of Malawi (Fam) will present its findings on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic to the executive committee through a virtual meeting today.
Fam set up the taskforce to assess the impact of coronavirus in the country.
Chairperson of the taskforce Chimango Munthali was reluctant to disclose the contents of the findings.
“The committee’s two main objectives were to conduct a quick situation analysis of the effects of Covid-19 on Malawi football and to draft recommendation on the football business continuity plan proposals based on their consultation with some key stakeholders. We were delegated by the Executive Committee and the detailed report was submitted to the executive committee,” Munthali said Sunday.
According to our findings, the Taskforce has given a situation analysis on the local football including rating the clubs.
Giants Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets are in the mild risk category whereas teams sponsored by individuals are at high risk due to the coronavirus pandemic. The high risk teams include Ntopwa, Karonga United, Chitipa United, Ekwendeni, TN Stars and Mighty Tigers.
Teams such as Red Lions, Moyale Barracks, Blue Eagles, Civo Service United and Mafco are in the low risk category as they are sponsored through government coffers.
Fam president Walter Nyamilandu also refused to disclose the findings of the taskforce saying they were subject for discussion during the executive meeting.
“It (the report) will be out Monday [today] and we will share by close of business with the resolutions,” Nyamilandu said.
The taskforce comprised Munthali as chairperson with Fellister Dossi, Madalitso Kuyera and Fam General Secretary, Alfred Gunda as members. During their analysis, the taskforce conducted online survey with key stakeholders including nine member associations of Fam. Top of the agenda for today’s meeting will be response towards the Covid-19 which has claimed three lives in Malawi.
Fam has received advance payment of USD 500,000 [about 365million at the rate of K730 per one dollar] as the first step to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 pandemic.