New FAM For Players’ Minimum Wage
The first executive committee meeting of the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) was held recently in Mangochi where, among other things, delegates resolved to maintain Super League club licensing fees at K1m.
The decision was made in reversed of an earlier one that proposed increment on the fees by K2m which some stakeholders found to be prohibitive for some clubs.
Those who were not for the idea argued that there are super league outfits bankrolled by individuals who “may find it difficult” to pay the increased fees.
“That could lead to some teams dying,” said one football follower.
In a statement issued January 15th after the meeting and signed for by Alfred Gunda, Chief Executive Officer, the committee also resolved to introduce minimum wages for players so that clubs assume responsibility to meet targets.
“The Executive committee also called for enforcement of the Club Licensing Regulations with mandatory player medical scheme and coaches qualifications provisions among others, in the ongoing quest to professionalize the game,” the committee said.