Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has plans to bring in a women’s national league in order to improve the performance of the Malawi National Women’s Football Team.
In April, the She-Flames booted the Mambas of Mozambique 11-1 at the Kamuzu Stadium before demolishing them at their backyard 3-0 during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games qualifiers.
FAM Technical Director, John Kaputa explained that the Presidential Women’s Cup would no longer be a tournament but would be played as a league starting from September, 2019.
“The Presidential Cup was just used to find a winner in each region but now we will want to turn the cup into league. There are eight teams in each region and they will be playing the league in a home and away format.
The reason behind is that we also want the women’s to be involved in active football so as to better their talent and skills,” he said.
Kaputa: “Once the schools open next term, we are starting under-15 women’s league. We already had discussions with the Ministry of Education who overseer sporting activities.”
Malawi Women’s Football Team Head Coach, Abel Mkandawire said this is a good development as it would help in preparations of games and other tournaments by keeping players busy and active.
“That’s very encouraging and that’s what we wanted for our women football to develop in the country. The league will not only improve the performance of the players but also their skills,” he viewed.