In a bid to ensure safety of players and officials when the Regional Leagues restart next month, the Regional Associations over the weekend conducted trainings with all Premier Division on COVID-19 match protocols.
Southern Region Football Association chairperson Raphael Humba said the teams have been urged to comply with the Measurers saying non-compliance will lead to suspension of the games.
“As a region, we have always been looking forward to the day our Leagues will restart so with the dates scheduled for this season, we thought of training the Clubs on how they should conduct themselves during training as well as matches so that they are in line with the Covid-19 preventing measures.
“Another thing on the Agenda was to orient them on how they can access the K1 Million Covid-19 fund from FAM as well as its liquidation. We are so happy that all the teams showed up as requested and we are looking forward to the restart of the season,” said Humba.
Central Regional Football Association Vice General Secretary Antonio Manda said all the teams have positively welcomed all the measures and they are set for kickoff.
Northern Region Football Association General Secretary Masiya Nyasulu said apart from Covid-19 measures, their teams have also been urged to have proper management structures .
“We have told them the importance of having a proper team administration structure as well as financial measures for them to access the fund from our mother body,” said Nyasulu.
The Regional Leagues are set to kick off in May with different structures to allow the teams fight for championship within the shortest period of time as they aim for TNM Super League promotion.
Each team was represented by three officials; Chairperson, Team Manager and Treasurer during the training.