Malawi latest to suspend matches due to coronavirus

The Football Association of Malawi wishes to inform its stakeholders that it has with immediate effect suspended all Association Football matches in Malawi as a pre-cautionary measure against the COVID-19 outbreak.

This follows His Excellency Proffesor Arthur Peter wa Mutharika’s address on Friday evening as he declared Malawi a State of Disaster due to the threat of the Coronavirus.

The State President has since directed the restriction of public gatherings, which includes football matches, to less than 100 people.

Considering that on average, the crowds that patronise an Association Football match are over 100 people, FAM hereby suspends all matches until further notice.

FAM will continue to monitor and constantly assess the situation, get advice and guidance from government and health officials and put contingency plans in place to respond to any emerging trends to Covid-19.