November 25, 2016 by Staff Reporter
Football Association of Malawi says it has devised a new plan of developing football in rural areas where there is more potential talent for elite participation.
Speaking when he officially opened a two day Football Administration course for Southern Region Football Administrators at the Mpira Village in Blantyre,FAM president Walter Nyamilandu said FAM would like to shift its focus on development to rural areas.
“This is why we have held these courses in all the three regions because we want you to be equipped properly with top notch knowledge of running the game. Then you will be our eyes in the rural areas where we have ear-marked a lot of projects because we have realiseed that we are losing a lot of talent as we concentrated much on urban areas.
“Already we have changed the format of the Presidential Cup by scrapping off Super League teams as well as making district select teams play in the Fisd Challenge Cup.”
“Each distract has a team taking part in the Under 15 league. All this is to make sure we have vibrant structures in the rural areas where most of the top players who have graced our game have originated from,” he said.
Southern Region Football Association Chairman Raphael Humba thanked FAM for funding the course saying it was long overdue.
“Most of the members in these committees are new and needed such a course to be enlightened on how to run football professionally. We promise that we will work hard to help you realize the dream of developing rural football,” said Humba
The course has attracted 39 participants with each of the region’s 13 district Football Association represented by its Chairman ,General Secretary and Treasurer.
FAM vice president James Mwenda ,who is CAF certified instructor, is facilitating the course which is tackling subjects like Management, Communication, Finance, Competitions, Marketing and Events management.