Minister Ahmed Mahloof

Mahloof: Not sure when sports tournaments can resume

Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, Ahmed Mahloof has said that it is not yet clear when the sports tournaments and competitions that were suspend due to COVID-19 will be resuming in the Maldives.

Speaking at the Let’s Talk Football by the Football Association of Maldives (FAM) last night, Minister Mahloof said that even as the lock down is being eased and plans are being made to reopen the country, it is not yet clear when sports events and training would resume. He said sports in general are facing many challenges during these times.

The Youth Minister said that he is aware of the concerns being raised by the first division clubs and athletes and understands there will be difficulties during these times. However, it is possible for the Ministry and the FAM to find a solution by working together.

Mahloof said that the state income has gone down due to COVID-19 and so it is affecting sports with many challenges.