The second edition of the newly-introduced Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Chifundo Charity Shield returns on April 2, the association has announced.
However, the venue of the match is yet to be determined by the association according to competition manager Gomezgani Zakazaka.
The charity match is competed for by TNM Super League champions and the club that dominates national cups, with proceeds going towards charity.
In this case, league champions Kamuzu Barracks and Be Forward Wanderers who clinched Carlsberg Cup and Fisd Challenge Cup will tussle in the competition.
The inaugural Chifundo Charity Shield was jointly launched by FAM and the Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS) as a campaign to use the game to promote blood donation.
Nyasa Big Bullets stunned Be Forward Wanderers 2-0 with goals from strikers Muhammad Sulumba and Chiukepo Msowoya.
Bullets were chosen by virtue of being the 2015 TNM Super League champions while the Nomads were selected for being the Carlsberg Cup winners for last season.
The proceeds from the Charity Shield went to Kamuzu Central Hospital which was facing blood shortage and patients trolleys.
Zakazaka said this year’s beneficiary will be announced later.
The Charity Shield will mark the beginning of the 2017 Super League season set to kick off a week later.
The FAM calendar indicates that the league will kick off on April 8.
But Super League of Malawi (Sulom) general secretary Williams Banda said they will officially announce the date later.
“As of now, we only have proposed dates for the 2017 Super League season kick off.
“We are still consulting stakeholders on the official date. What you are hearing of are proposed dates.”