Disclosing the news, FPAM’s General Secretary Ernest Mangani said the association will run as a full entity allowing players to among others access medical health insurance, financial literacy education, scholarships and legal services.
Mangani said football players face a lot of challenges both on and off the pitch and have no voice to represent them when legal or moral issues arise hence the formation of the association.
“Players meet a lot of challenges so before kick-off of the coming season, we want to ensure that we have put our house in order and some of the resolutions made in the association should be applied. March is the month we have set aside to make this launch,” said Mangani.
Adding that all Super League teams have been engaged, Mangani said the Asscoiation has distributed membership forms to all the clubs so that their players can join and benefit from the association.
“This association will aim at uplifting the welfare of all the players in the league therefore we urge all clubs to encourage their players to join the association by the end of this month (February),” explained Mangani.
Super League of Malawi (SULOM) General Secretary, Williams Banda said this is a welcome development for football players in the country as the association will also be their voice in times of need.
Currently, the Association is being managedby Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu, Super League of Malawi (SULOM) Chairperson Innocent Bottomani and Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) Chief Executive Officer, George Jana.