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 .
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 TimesFollow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
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.
Big up sulom.even though….
Kumeneku ndiye kuganizira umoyo wa otsewera mpra wamiyendo ndingoti thumb up SULOM kumeneko ndiye kuganiza.
Too Late But Important Agenda What About National Team Mr Nyamilandu?
But K1,800 per player which scheme MASM come out clearly.
You wanted something big to happen first. Work on all the risks that the players can be exposed to.
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.
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
Medical Aids society nde iti?
douglas your death has opened the way for your fellow players. koma anzakowo alola kukayezetsa?
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 FAM.you 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… Read more »