In a statement released on Wednesday, Banda said is asymptomatic and will be self-isolating for 10 days following coronavirus preventive protocol set by government.
“I would like to inform the football fraternity and the general public that I received confirmation today that I have tested positive for coronavirus,” he said.
”As per the Health Experts guidance all people who came into contact with me during the last few days have been informed accordingly and they are being requested to take the necessary steps,” he added.
“The pandemic has affected our lives and our game and I urge all of us to come together and think about, protect and take care of each other. I would like to express my gratitude to front-line workers who are risking their lives to protect us all and we can only thank them by aiding their efforts through strict adherence to the preventive measures, “said Banda in a statement.
Banda becomes the second football administrator to publicly announce that he has tested positive for covid19 after Football Association of Malawi's Competitions and Communications manager Gomezgani Zakazaka,
8 employees from Football Association of Malawi also recently tested positive for Covid-19.