Sunday, 30 April 2017

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Competitions and Media manager Gomezgani Zakazaka has been appointed by Fifa to lead the Fifa connect workshop in Zimbabwe on March 1 and 2.

The worn-out 26-seater bus which broke down after Be Forward Wanderers won in Bus Ipite Bonanza on January 2, is back on the road.

A vetting exercise is underway by the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to vet and kick out over-aged players in the U-16 leagues.

The administrators of Malawi’s topflight football league are planning to engage the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to investigate alleged cases of match-fixing.

The Malawi national soccer team, popularly known as the Flames, is expected to still be active despite being booted out of two competitions, football authorities say.

With effect from next season only football coaches that hold a CAF license will be eligible to coach in the country’s flagship TNM Super League.

Football teams will not have a chance to compete for the Presidential cup this year after sports authorities announced that it will not be held.

This has been confirmed by the Executive Secretary of the Malawi National Council of Sports, George Jana, who cites time factor and technical hitches as the reason.

The tournament, which is to the tune of K60 million, is sponsored by the government.

It was initially expected to be played between June and August this year.

The other constraint was that the Football Association of Malawi was given part of the competitions money, K22 million, for the Flames trip to Nigeria for a World Cup qualifier late last year.

The Council is however proposing that the tournament should revert to the original calendar of the Presidential initiative for sports which is January.     

Sports analysts have asked the country’s sports council to seriously consider overhauling the senior football team.

In a quest to enhance efforts in developing women Football, Authorities have launched a Fifa Women Football coaching course currently underway in Blantyre.

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