Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has announced that Malawi will not participate in this year’s Cosafa Cup scheduled for June 26 to July 7 in South Africa due to subsequent 21 day mourning period declared by the government

The announcement has made following the release of the new dates by Cosafa

According to the statement released today by FAM outlined that Considering the sorrowful atmosphere as the result of the tragic passing of the State Vice President, Right Honorable Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima and eight others and the subsequent 21-day mourning period declared by the government, FAM highly considered it insensitive to proceed with our preparations and subsequent participation in the championship.

However, “FAM remains committed to the technical development and growth of our national team, to ensure continued preparation and competitive readiness, we will be arranging a series of international friendly matches in due course” reads part of statement.

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