By Draxon Maloya
The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is said to remain committed in improving the welfare of football players and officials despite many challenges emanating from Covid-19 pandemic.
Addressing the media in Blantyre on Thursday, FAM President Walter Nyamilandu said it is against this background that Covid-19 relief funds have been disbursed to almost all the stakeholders in soccer development including the media.
“FIFA has allocated USD1 million to players in order to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 in the country.
“So far out of 1.3 million US dollars FAM has received from FIFA to mitigate the impact of Covid-19, each super league club will receive K10 million, while Sulom will receive k15 million.
“Football Players Association and Sports journalists will both receive the same amount of K7.5 million,” Nyamilandu said
A full breakdown and disbursement of the Covid-19 relief fund is as follows.
TOTAL BREAKDOWN OF COVID-19 RELIEF
-Sulom (salaries/ operations) K15 million.
-Super league clubs (16) K160.5 million each club K10 million.
-Regional Associations K22.5 million.
-Coaches Association K7.5 million.
-Referees Association K7.5 million
-Beach Soccer K15 million.
-Youth Football Association K41 million.
-Men’s National Team K225 million.
-FAM K75 million.
-E-ticketing K26 million.
-Football Players Association K7.5 million.
-Football Journalists/Swam K7.5 million.
-FAM secretariat K15 million.
-Regional Premier league teams K62 million.
-Unforeseen activities K62 million.
-Womens Football with a total of K375 million.
This money is coming from FIFA and FAM has already received part of it.