Resumption of Super League games worries Taskforce

Presidential Taskforce on Coronavirus has expressed concern over the decision by Super League of Malawi (SULOM) to resume Super League games this weekend.

According to the letter Malawi24 has seen circulating on social media signed by Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda and Co- Chairperson on Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus Dr Wilfred Chalamira Nkhoma, the decision to resume Super League games was made without prior approval of Task Force nor any government Ministry.

“The decision was also made in spite of the speech of His Excellence the State President Dr. Lazarus MacCarthy Chakwera made on March 28, 2021 which clearly outlined that Covid-19 restrictions need to be observed over the Easter weekend and may be relaxed later when epidemic indicators reach the set thresholds,” reads part of the letter.

“The Taskforce further wishes to advise SULOM that special exemption granted to allow Malawi National Football team to prepare for and participate in the just ended qualifiers for African Cup of Nations does not extend to other football games.

SULOM President Tiya Somba denied to comment on the letter by the Taskforce saying he has not yet seen it.

Somba was also not able to say whether there was any approval or not by the Taskforce on the resumption of the super League games.

The letter has also been copied to Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President, Malawi National Council of Sports, Secretary for Health Telecom Networks of Malawi (TNM) Limited Chief Executive Officer and Secretary for Youth and Sports.

Super League Games resumed on Friday.