By Steven Wyson
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has postponed Malawi Under-17 football team camp to next week due to the fact that camp clashes with new school calendar
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has postponed the Junior Flames camping to find ways of keeping players abreast with their academic studies while preparing for Cosafa Under-17 championship scheduled between October 11 and 20 in Blantyre.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) technical director Captain John Felix Kaputa said they want to first create an environment whereby special teachers would be deployed to make sure that the players learn important subjects in accordance with their respective classes to be in line with the new school calendar that begins this week.
“The team was expected to start camp training yesterday but it has been shifted to next Monday.” Kaputa said.
“First, we have instructed all the players to go back and register with their respective school and classes to witness that they are in the really classes ant then they come back”, he said Kaputa.
A well known sports analysts in Malawi, Peter Kanjere said that to regroup the team is not too late because the same team was in the camp last month were they went to play in Tanzania with other school teams. Commenting on the same issue, team manager for Malawi under-17 Enoce Chatama said that we need more preparation in order to get good results.
“This year we have new players altogether so we must prepare very well and players should work hard in the end we get good results”. He said Chatama.