The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) would like to inform all football fans, stakeholders and the general public that the 2019 FAM Charity Shield will focus on mobilizing football fans and the general public to take DECISIVE ACTION against brutal killings, abductions, discriminations and persecutions of People with albinism in Malawi.
This follows a resolution of the FAM Competitions Committee’s meeting held on 2nd February 2019 at Mpira Village, Chiwembe in Blantyre.
The Charity Shield is a flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program for FAM which aims at mobilizing football fans, stakeholders and the public towards a charitable cause of national significance. In line with the above, the 2019 FAM Charity Shield edition will play an ADVOCACY ROLE against all manner of barbaric acts targeting people with albinism which have now reached crisis levels.
The theme for this year’s Charity Shield is ONE LOVE – STOP THE KILLINGS! The theme focuses on encouraging all Malawians to extend and spread genuine LOVE towards people with albinism with the overall objective to STOP The Killings.
FAM is of the view that the issue at hand has reached crisis levels and therefore calls for concerted efforts from all stakeholders if we are to completely stamp out this evil vice amidst us and reclaim our enviable national status as truly the warm heart of Africa.
The teams that participate in the FAM Charity Shield are those that emerge as champions in the four elite football competitions under the jurisdiction of FAM during the immediate past football season.
Accordingly, for the 2019 edition, the teams that will participate in this year’s FAM Charity Shield are as follows;
1. Blue Eagles FC – Airtel Top 8 Champions
2. Masters Security – Carlsberg Cup Champions
3. Be Forward Wanderers – FISD Challenge Cup Champions
4. Nyasa Big Bullets – TNM Super League Champions
This year’s FAM Charity Shield matches will be played on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
FAM would like to inform the football fans, stakeholders and the general public that it is closely working with the Association of People with Albinism (APAM) on this cause.
In respect of the foregoing, we would like to invite Government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, the corporate world, the NGO community, community and religious leaders and individual Malawians to join hands so that we together can make Malawi safe again for all people with albinism.
For strategic sponsorship and partnerships towards 2019 FAM Charity Shield please contact the office of FAM’s General Secretary through the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALFRED GUNDA -GENERAL SECRETARY , February 20, 2019.