Women’s regional leagues receive K2.5million

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Severia Chalira

Severia Chalira; Confirmed the news.

National Women Football Committee (NWFC) has given K2.5 million to each of the countries regional women’s league for the 2016 season.

NWFA Chairperson Severia Chalira said the leagues are expected to begin in April 2016 and only under-17 teams are allowed to compete in the league.

According to Chalira they want to develop women football at all levels by only allowing players who are 17 year-old or younger.

She however said there are some senior players who have been included in under-17 teams; something which she said has to be checked.

“Our focus is to have strong junior national teams with real under-17 player. Coaches will ably monitor the growth of players as they move to national team,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Northern Region Women Football Committee general secretary Salakunja Chimanga has commended Fam for supporting women football.

The K7.5 million for the three regional leagues was given to NFWC by FAM with help from FIFA.

Currently, the Malawi national women’s football side is ranked 134 out of 140 member associations.

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