The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) in conjunction with FIFA, is conducting a week-long physical fitness workshop for local coaches.
The latest workshop comes barely a week after another successful FIFA Goalkeepers trainer workshop where more than 20 goalkeeper trainers were drilled by FIFA Inspectors.
Speaking during the opening ceremony on Monday morning, FIFA’s physical fitness trainer Frank Nuttall from Scotland said training the participants will help to develop football in Malawi.
“It’s good to train these coaches because they are decision makers in their respective clubs. Being a physical fitness trainer requires one to understand the modern way of doing things hence arranging this workshop.”
“It’s a demanding job but I am very sure of getting results out of these participants,” he said.
On his part, the Fa’s Technical Director John Kaputa hailed FIFA for considering Malawi to benefit from the workshop.
“It’s only Malawi and Lesotho who have been given this opportunity. We are very grateful to FIFA for this gesture and we are very sure that this workshop will sharpen our coaches on how best to handle physical fitness in their respective clubs,” said Kaputa.
Speaking on behalf of FAM, executive member Daud Mtanthiko said the workshop is one way of developing football in Malawi.
“If we are to develop football in Malawi, we must have a strong foundation through various refreshor courses like this one.”
“We had goalkeepers’ trainer course and this one has followed, thats how we intend to develop football in Malawi because every area is important,” he explained.
Eliya Kananji, Mabvuto Lungu, Milias Pofera, Travor Kajawa, Declerk Nsakakuona, Peter Mponda and Mike Kumanga are some of the notable faces attending the workshop.
The course will come to an end on Friday this week.