By Anye Nde Nsoh
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
The Football Association of Malawi FAM, the governing body controlling football in the Central African country Malawi has created a special relief fund to help out players during this period of coronavirus.
The association has given out US$400,000 to support both players, referees and officials and to help players who solely depend on football as a source of income.
This decision was made during a video-conference executive emergency meeting that took place Monday 27, April 2020. The executive meeting was aimed at reviewing a task force report on the impact of coronavirus on Malawi football and recommended mitigation measures.
Those to benefit from this special fund includes Super League club players and team officials, Women’s Football Regional League Teams and Elite Referees.
The Association that was affiliated to FIFA in 1968 and CAF in 1973 tweeted on April 28, 2020, reiterating continuity for the 2020 football season with necessary adjustments to be made.
“The 2020 Season will go ahead with adjustments to the fixtures and allow the season to spill over to 2021. if the delay is within up September 2020.If the delay is of up to October and beyond, the Season will be considered to have been lost.”
The fund intended to be used by FAM for the relief fund, are FIFA Special Projects funding for the 2020 season amounting to US$400,000.
FAM is currently being headed by President Walter Nyamilandu.
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