Malawi top flight league suspended as virus flares


See you later, matches suspended

BLANTYRE (MalawiTalk) –  Super League of Malawi (SULOM) has announced  on Tuesday that TNM Super League will be suspended for a period of three weeks.

The body said in a statement:“The TNM Super League will go on a three week recess in order to observe the newly gazetted Covid-19 prevention laws announced by Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 [on Monday].”

SULOM says the decision has been arrived at following the clarification by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 that the restrictions of public gathering to 50 people includes athletes.

“With the new FIFA five substitutes rule, players are already 20 per team (40) plus seven technical officers (14) thus the total number of teams on the pitch is already at 54 already.

“This excludes match officials, the media, paramedics, stewards and Police. With the new laws in place, it is therefore, impossible to have a match played under minimum requirements as stipulated by world football governing body FIFA,” explains the body.

SULOM further states that it will fully comply with the newly gazetted laws in an effort to fight the pandemic, which has left Malawi recording 13,027 cases and 321 deaths.

See you later, matches suspended

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