The World Football governing body, FIFA has approved FAM’s amended football calender which will now run between 21st November 2020 and 31st July 2021.
The 2020 Malawi football season, which was scheduled to run from March 21 up to December 2020, was suspended on March 20 as a pre-cautionary measure against the spread of Covid-19.
FAM Licensing and Compliance Manager Casper Jangale says FIFA has also approved new dates for registering new players in both the Mpira Connect and Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS) platforms.
“We are delighted to announce that FIFA has granted us the opportunity to update the new season dates in the FIFA TMS system which will see us migrate from a single year calendar to a dual-year calendar.
“They have also allowed us to update a new player registration and transfer period from 7th November to 21st November 2020 while the mid season window will fall between 22nd March 2021 and 21st April 2021. Clubs will therefore be allowed to transact within these periods,” he said.
Jangale has since urged Super League Clubs to ensure that player registration is done through the Mpira Connect platform while player transfer transactions should be done through the DTMS.
“All transactions outside these two systems will not be recognized and the responsible clubs will be sanctioned, ” added Jangale.
The 2020/21 football will kick off on 21st November 2020 with the Charity Shield followed by the Super League a week later.