The Football association of Malawi (FAM) is set to launch the first ever national football academy in the country on March 9, 2019.
John Kaputa who is FAM’s Technical Director indicated that preparations are approaching their final stage and he has been drilling 40 under 15 players at Chilomoni ground to keep them in shape for the official launch.
“These training sessions are important to get the boys used to what is expected of them when we start serious business in March,” said Kaputa.
The project is being partly funded by the world’s football governing body FIFA and once the pilot phase is successful, the project will be extended to Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Zomba. Currently the players have been selected from schools within Blantyre namely, Misesa, Kapeni, Kanjedza and Limbe Primary schools.
The academy is on of the ways FAM is exploring to help the national football team improve its future performances.