League fixtures await stadium inspection

Sulom fixtures

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has said it is waiting for Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to finalise the stadia inspection in the country to release the fixtures.

Teams are set to return on their respective pitches to start training after Government through the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 set Saturday, October 17 for the re-start.

Super League games are expected to start on November 21, a week after the Charity Shield, but teams are yet to have the fixtures for the new season.

Sulom vice general secretary, Zachariah Nyirenda told MIJ FM on Wednesday morning that it would be difficult to have a fixture without the list of certified stadia from FAM, which is in the process of conducting the inspection exercise.

“We need to know which facilities are able to host games. We are just waiting for FAM to give us a report so that we can know which teams should play where. Otherwise we may end up having fixtures with Stadia that may be certified not fit and then we should be re-working on it,” he said.

Sixteen teams are set for the new season including new entrants, Ekwendeni Hammers and returnees Red Lions and MAFCO.

Meanwhile FAM Club Licensing Manager responsible for the inspection exercise for the Stadia, Casoer Jangale has said they will be done by next week as they have wound up the task in the Southern Region and are now in the Central Region before proceeding to the North.

He said they will not have a big task in the North since there are only two Stadiums which host matches for the five teams there.

Within the week, FAM oriented Sulom executive members and team representatives on Coronavirus (COVID-19) prior to the start of the season.