Government has asked for patience from the sports fraternity as authorities work on the guidelines for sports resumption amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Minister of Information Gospel Kazako, who is also government spokesperson, was quoted by Zodiak Broadcasting Station that there are issues that need to be critically looked into before making a determination.
He said: “Government is aware that the sports fraternity is eagerly looking forward to sports resumption, but we cannot just start.
“We ask them to remain patient as the committee entrusted with studying the guidelines does its work.”
During a press conference held in Lilongwe on Friday, Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 co-chairperson Dr. John Phuka could not give the exact date on when sports would resume.
“We acknowledge that the country is committed to international sports. The subcommittee is looking into the measures that will allow the country to participate in upcoming international sporting programmes,” he told journalists.
Sports activities were suspended in March this year as a preventive measure against the spread of the virus.
The country faces a race against time to prepare for international football, judo and archery competitions.
The Flames are expected to take part in the Cosafa Cup slated for October 2 to 17 while judo and archery athletes are expected to take part in 2021 Olympic qualifiers.