Netball enthusiasts can now afford a sigh of relief after Malawi National Council of Sports gave Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) the green light for clubs to resume training in preparation for the restart of games.
A letter from NAM signed by vice-general secretary Brian Mahara Gausi dated April 7 has since advised its affiliates to ask clubs to start preparing for the 2021 season.
Reads the letter in part: “Netball Association of Malawi has been granted permission by Malawi National Council of Sports to resume training in readiness for the start of the 2021 netball season on condition that the government’s Covid-19 preventive measures are adhered to which include no assembly of more than 50 people.
“You are therefore, requested to communicate the same to teams in your region so that they start training in readiness for the start of the netball season.
“League sponsors in your region should also be communicated of this development for proper planning and running of their sponsored leagues.”
NAM general secretary Carol Bapu also confirmed the development in an interview on Thursday and said: “Dates of the actual resumption of matches will be announced in due course.”
Meanwhile, the TNM Super League resumed last week, but under the government prescribed Covid-19 prevention measures with not more than 50 participants at match venues.