The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has approved the formation of a body that will take charge of all players’ welfare in the country called the Players Association of Malawi (PAM).
In a statement issued on Monday, FAM says it realizes that players are the greatest assets in their setup, and hence would like to ensure that they have adequate and predictable instruments with which they can sustain their livelihood, both during their playing days and after retiring.
“Players’ welfare is one of the strategic pillars in the current administration and the formation of the Players Association of Malawi is a realization of the objective and its delivery process,” reads the statement, from FAM signed by General Secretary Alfred Gunda.
Moreover, FAM states that the Players Association of Malawi shall operate within the principles of the FIFPro, an independent worldwide professional football player’s representative body, also known as the players union.
At its extraordinary executive meeting held on 18 March 2017 at Mpira Village, Chiwembe Blantyre, FAM Executive Committee approved the formation of an interim Players Association of Malawi executive which will manage the formative aspects of the welfare framework for the next 2 years.
The interim executive assumes office with effect from 1st April 2017.
FAM, Super League of Malawi (SULOM) and Malawi National Council of Sports in their capacity as trustees will be responsible for the appointment of Football Players Association Executive Committee.
Currently, the association is being chaired by Alfred Lungu with Mabvuto Misi as his vice.
Members include; Titha Mandiza, Sungeni Msiska, Chiku Kanyenda, Jimmy Zakazaka, Russel Mwafulirwa, Hellings Mwakasungula, Trouble Kalua, Cosmas Luwanika and Ernest Mangani.