Super League of Malawi (SULOM) announced that the TNM Super League will go on a three week recess in order to observe the newly gazetted Covid-19 prevention laws announced by Presidential Task Force on Covid-19.
This follows the clarification by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 that the restrictions of public gathering to 50 people includes athletes.
Sulom said it has observed that 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 already at 54 already. 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 as stipulated by world football governing body FIFA.
SULOM further said that they will fully comply with the newly gazetted laws in an effort to fight the pandemic.