May 8, 2021

Hope for football resumption as players starts Covid-19 tests

The Super League of Malawi-SULOM has announced that Covid-19 tests for Super League players commenced Tuesday morning.

Vice General Secretary, Zacharia Nyirenda, confirmed that medical officials will be testing players Lilongwe based players today at Civo Stadium.

“We will be testing KB, Silver Strikers, Blue Eagles and Civo players from 9am today at CIVO then On Wednesday will be a turn of MAFCO, TN, Stadia personnel, Stewards and CR referees at the same venue,” said Nyirenda.

Nyirenda further revealed that testing in North and South will commence on Wednesday.

He reminded every club and stakeholder that testing will be finalised by Saturday this week and afterwards fixtures subcommittee will advise in due course on the possible resumption date.

He made this annoucement barely few hours after Football Association of Malawi President Walter Nyamilandu slammed government for delaying football resumption.

Upon his arrival from Morocco where he lost his seat as FIFA member Nyamilandu promised to meet Government officials and request for football return.

“I don’t know why Government is delaying us but let me assure all soccer lovers that going to meet them (Government officials) so that they allow us to resume,” he said

It has been two months now since SULOM temporarily suspend Super League following Government order that all gatherings should not exceed 50 people.

By Erik Chiputula

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