Super League of Malawi, MASM rolls out mandatory medical cover

Malawian football players playing in the top flight TNM Super League can now afford a smile following the announcement the Super League of Malawi (SULOM) has struck a with Medical Aids Society of Malawi (MASM) to ensure all players are on Medical scheme cover .

Somba:  Seal medical cover deal

Somba: Seal medical cover deal

The medical cover is under the SULOM group scheme and it will cover up to a maximum of 30 individuals per team.

“We are pleased to notify you that the Super League of Malawi has signed a contract with Medical Aid Society of Malawi (MASM) for the medical cover insurance of all the players registered by your clubs this season” reads part of a statement addressed to all clubs signed by Sulom Treasurer Tiya Somba Banda on behalf of General Secretary Williams Banda.

The cover includes all football related injuries sustained on the pitch amongst other ailments.

“The cover will be per year/season and the premiums will be paid as such. Each team will be required to pay K54,000 (Fifty Four Thousand Kwacha) per month through SULOM” said Somba Banda in the statement.

Meanwhile, 30 MASM registration forms will be sent to all clubs and that they shall be deposited with SULOM before the 17th April, 2015.

All registered players will be required to go under a medical test at any nearest MASM clinic whereby the MASM clinician will certify and sign on the medical form.

The cover is mandatory to all the teams participating in the Super League, according to the statement.

This comes a few days after the death of Big Bullets defender Douglas Chirambo who succumbed to a brain tumor last Sunday. His death  triggered outrage over abuse of players.

Football administrators were accused and lambasted for neglecting players and dumping them like hoes.

Chirambo fell ill in December and according to media, the family struggled to raise K200,000 needed for brain scan. Ironically, during this, his club, Bullets could afford to make donations to floods victims.

It later transpired that K2 million was needed for the treatment, but the club and football administrators never showed commitment to assist him.

Meanwhile, Football Association of Malawi (Fam) club licensing manager Casper Jangale has hailed Sulom for the initiative, urging clubs to adhere to the scheme’s requirement.

“This is impressive and a way to go. Bravo Sulom,” said Jangale.—Additional reporting by Yankho Msukwa, Nyasa Times

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27 thoughts on “Super League of Malawi, MASM rolls out mandatory medical cover”

  1. I appreciate this development SULOM and thank all the people that joined the cry out for a change in prayers welfare. Try to unvail even more problems faced which need to be eliminated.

  2. ephraim says:

    Big up sulom.even though….

  3. Kumeneku ndiye kuganizira umoyo wa otsewera mpra wamiyendo ndingoti thumb up SULOM kumeneko ndiye kuganiza.

  4. Louis Gobede says:

    Too Late But Important Agenda What About National Team Mr Nyamilandu?

  5. But K1,800 per player which scheme MASM come out clearly.

    1. Joshua Mwakwenda Sikwese says:

      You wanted something big to happen first. Work on all the risks that the players can be exposed to.

  6. Soccer watchdogg says:

    Deal that with those teams who are not committed with their players. Ife athu nde ali ndi plenty of qualified doctors. Suzamva kuti wavulala wasiya mpira already medically insured. Am talkin of the big 5 teams.

  7. nana says:

    How many bats fans are in mlwn that they failed to contribute one hundred per head for the treatment of chirambo.don’t just blame officials

  8. muhamad emwazi says:

    Medical Aids society nde iti?

  9. MCP ndi dhilu says:

    douglas your death has opened the way for your fellow players. koma anzakowo alola kukayezetsa?

  10. allow me kulalata like this;
    jangale a bullets supporter stealing money from FAM is so daft.u don’t deserve to be running the affairs of failed to facilitate a medical move for chirambo.very stupid
    secondly bullets officials donating to flood victims instead of assisting the deceased is am act of witchcraft.kutamba musakudziwa
    then buying a coffin of mk300,000.00 when u dumped the deceased without any support.
    Muslims speaks like this.when someone is sick help him with whatever than buying an expensive coffin when a person hasn’t been taken care of when he was sick
    pamaliro kugula coffin pamene amadwala osathandiza chilichonse

  11. Oliver says:

    The players now will feel better although maganizowa abwera zinthu zitayipa kale.langitseranizo langa ndilakuti akondeni mapuleya anu

  12. Mchikumbe Nthesa says:

    While people are applauding this move, I have reservations. This is pure window dressing. K54,000 for 30 players per month. What type of scheme is this? VIP, Executive or Econo plan. What will be the annual cover for a player? Dont take players lives foe granted. Disclose all material facts. FAM how about National team players. Remember Maxwell Chirwa?

  13. GaBa Pa joloza says:

    Daga the hero RIP Bro!

  14. Natembo says:

    Ana Ndi Mkazinso Muwapange Include

  15. more needs to be done for our football to improve to its best.The most difficult being corruption and hooliganism, if these two are not checked out then our players will still be used as hoes and dumped when not in use.Players should be the first beneficiaries of football proceeds without options

  16. lickymo says:

    SULOM bravo towards professional standards.

  17. Feranji says:

    Call it Chirambo medical scheme!His death has prompted action.No politics,no tribalism just reality.

  18. Donyisto says:

    Make it Contract period cover osati za one year. It’s tym players should be on contract not only coaches

  19. opportunist says:

    Nice move

  20. Chipika says:

    National team players should apply too.

  21. mwapwiya says:

    Comment why now cause aplayer haz gone

  22. Afanaze says:

    Good move by SULOM but this is just the beginning more things are yet to come in demand to improve the social welfare of the players.

  23. Murray says:

    This is good for a start. Osanyengelela mateam onyalanyaza

  24. Trevor jere says:

    Uku ndiye kubwera,Guys keep it up.It hs bn ahigh time

  25. Kamale says:

    this is a good development. however, it is my hope that cover will be extended to the off-seasons and down times when one is sick or injured and cannot play for their clubs. musamawachotsepo akadwala kapena kuvulala.

  26. Mzimba Solola says:

    You waited for something bad to happen? Is it only for a player? What if he is married and have children? clarify. God move though too late.

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