Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has been commended for continuing investing in developmental programmes which are critical in building a future competitive national team.
FIFA technical expert Kim Poulsen made the remarks on Tuesday during the official opening ceremony of a five day Youth Coaching Course at the Mpira Village in Blantyre.
Poulsen, who is drilling coaches for the FIFA Under 15 League, said the League which was launched in 2015 is the backbone of Malawi football future.
“It is very important to have youth coaching courses so that teaching of fundamental football principles starts at a tender age.
“And if the kids are exposed and grow up being trained by good coaches, chances of making at top level are high. So you need good coaches who must speak modern football language and be able to communicate and deliver message to players,” he said
FAM General Secretary Alfred Gunda said the Association will continue investing in human capital development.
“Coaches need to be mentored to move together with the modern aspects of the game. If we are to take football development seriously we need to enhance coach education, “he said
About 34 coaches representing 16 teams in the Southern Region are taking part in the course.
Another group of 34 from the central and northern regions is attending the same course in Lilongwe.