MEDIA RELEASE :Flames Cosafa Partcipation

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) regrets to inform all its stakeholders and the general public that it has decided not to confirm Malawi’s participation in the COSAFA tournament following the release of the new dates on 13th June 2024.
The 2024 edition of the COSAFA tournament is scheduled for 26th June to 7th July.
Considering the sorrowful atmosphere as the result of the tragic passing of the State Vice President, Right Honourable Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima and eight others and the subsequent 21-day mourning period declared by the government, FAM highly considered it insensitive to proceed with our preparations and subsequent participation in the championship.
For this reason, the Malawi National Team will not be participating in the COSAFA tournament this year as a way of showing respect to the souls of the people who lost their lives in the tragedy.
However, FAM remains committed to the technical development and growth of our national team. To ensure continued preparation and competitive readiness, we will be arranging a series of international friendly matches in due course.
We believe that stakeholders and the general public will find merit in our bold decision as we remain steadfast in unity during this difficult period.
Our thoughts and prayers, remain with the State President, His Excellency, Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, the bereaved family of Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima, families of the eight other people who lost their lives in the same tragedy and the entire nation.
For further information please contact:
FAM Communications Department


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