Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) is set to meet associations to appreciate how they have been affected by effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
MNCS acting executive secretary Henry Mereka said the priority will be 12 of its 38 affiliated sports codes which submitted their plans and budgets.
They include Football Association of Malawi (FAM), Netball Association of Malawi, Basketball Association of Malawi (Basmal), Volleyball Association of Malawi, Weightlifting and Body Building, Malawi Paralympics Committee, Cycling Association of Malawi, Table Tennis Association of Malawi, Malawi Boxing Association, Association of Draughts of Malawi, Special Olympics and Malawi Schools Sports Association.
Said Mereka: “We will be meeting the associations to discuss the programmes they have lined up and see how we can support them one of which is online.
“But for now we can only reach out to those which submitted their programmes because we have an idea of their plans.”
Basmal general secretary Peter Gomani confirmed that their meeting with MNCS is scheduled for tomorrow.
He said: “We appreciate the efforts that council is making and we look forward to this meeting.
“We have prepared our presentation and it is our expectation that after the meeting, we will see progress from council based on our presentation.”
Gomani said a month ago, council asked Basmal do an assessment on the impact of Covid-19 on basketball and proposed plans on possible resumption of their activities.
“We did all this , but up to now there is no feedback whatsoever. So, we hope there will be feedback from this meeting,” he said.
On his part, FAM president Walter Nyamilandu said: “We appreciate the concern showed by MNCS by calling for a meeting. As the saying goes ‘a problem shared is half solved’.
“So, it will definitely be worthwhile meeting the council so that we can find a lasting solution to some of the problems we are facing during this difficult period.”