Super League of Malawi (SULOM) has been suspended for three weeks due to the newly gazetted COVID-19 prevention laws as announced by the Presidential Task Force.
SULOM was forced to put games on hold citing that the new laws restrict public gatherings to a maximum of 50 people which makes it is impossible to organise an Elite League match.
The 2020/21 campaign commenced last month with nine rounds played thus far.
“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 at 54 already,” SULOM said in a press release.
“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.
“SULOM will fully comply with the newly gazetted laws in an effort to fight the pandemic.”
The Malawian top-flight has appealed with all its stakeholders to observe all the precautionary measures to fight the pandemic.
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By Mauwane Raophala