Pursuant to Article 41 of the FAM Statutes (2019), the Football Association of Malawi Executive Committee (“FAM Exco” or “the Committee”) held its First 2024 meeting on 27 January 2024 at Sunbird Nkopola in Mangochi. The meeting discussed various issues that are critical to the agenda of Transforming Football in Malawi. Some of the key Resolutions and approvals from recommendations from various FAM Standing Committees include:
1.1 Subject to further engagements with key football stakeholders, that the 2024 Football season commence on 6 April 2024 and be preceded by the NBS Charity Shield on 30 March 2024.
1.2 That FAM should organize trainings/refresher courses or workshops before commencement of the 2024 Football season to the following and as follows;
a. All Super League Team Coaches. The focus area being on performance analysis and the use of modern technologies.
b. Media and match officials.
c. Stewards’ trainer of trainers.
d. Joint Supporters meeting.
e. Member Associations and District Committees Football Administration
1.3 Enhancement of safety and security in all FAM organized football matches in a bid to curb pockets of hooliganism and violence at Football matches.
1.4 Review of the local football calendar to align with CAF football calendar.
1.5 Upon consultations with the Super League, a review of Super League and establishment of National Division League.
1.6 Review and harmonization of the format and regulations of Regional Leagues.
Commercial and Marketing Matters
2.1 To enhance partnerships and engagement with existing sponsors to ensure sponsors get value from football sponsorship. Further, to secure new sponsorship for leagues and FAM organized tournaments.
2.2 To review and restructure Mpira TV and disburse Mpira TV revenue to Super League Clubs before 2024 Season commencement.
2.3 To digitize gate revenue management and champion E-ticketing within the 2024 Football Season
3.1 Hosting of sponsors and prospective sponsors engagement expo on 15th March 2024
3.2 Development of a commercial and marketing strategy and brand positioning which is in line with FAM Strategic plan.
Finance and Administration Matters
4.1 To support the National Teams participation in international competitions including friendly matches, and league development.
4.2 To settle all verified arrears as at 31.12.23 amounting to MK 800 Million. The priority in payment being, Scotchers COSAFA CUP allowances, Flames CAF and World Cup Qualifiers allowances, Staff arrears, 2023 FAM district Leagues, 2023 FAM Women’s Regional Leagues, 2023 Beach Soccer Leagues and FAM Moto Division One Leagues.
4.3 To revive and empower the Internal Audit Department with direct reporting line to FAM Exco to realize its value addition as a way of enhancing controls and reduce revenue leakages.
4.4 To develop FAM Strategic Plan by 31 March 2024.
5.1 Men’s Senior National Team camping from 28th February 2024 to 18th March 2024.
5.2 Implementation of various Grassroots tournaments and /or leagues for Boys and Girls under 14,16, and under 19.
5.3 Beach Soccer League development and Coach education
6.1 Engagement and establishment of partnership with MASSA to revive football development at grassroots level.
6.2 Recruitment of coaches for the under 23, 20, 17 and under 15 for men’s national teams and under 20, 17 and under 15 for women football national teams.
6.3 To expedite completion of the Nsanje Youth Centre and Luwinga Technical Centre projects by 31 July 2024.
7.1 Setting up specific ad-hoc committees which will be tasked to assist in monitoring, implementation and reviewing the actualization of FAM plans . The Committees include ( list not exhaustive);
a. League Development
b. Safety and Security
c. Projects Implementation.
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FAM Communications Department