After a year-long absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic Women’s football returns with the kickoff of the FAM Women’s League this Saturday, FAM website reported.
About 24 teams will take part in the competition which is divided into two phases. The first phase will be a Regional championship involving eight teams per region who will play in a round robin format on home and away basis.
Then a national championship will follow drawing together the top three teams from each Region.
National Women’s Football Association General Secretary Linah Mtegha said the association is looking forward to a competitive season.
“We are happy that the League is starting after waiting for a long time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As NWFA, we are expecting exciting games which will be more competitive because the players are eager to play after being idle for year.
“We however know that the Covid-19 pandemic is still among us so we have put in place a number of measures to make sure our players, officials and everyone at the match venues is safe.
All matches will be played behind closed venues, temperatures will be checked at the entrance and masking up and sanitizing will be a must to all people attending our,” said Mtegha.
According to Football Association of Malawi(FAM) website the League is expected to finish in September.