Malawi has been offered to host the 2016 Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Under-20 tournament.
The offer was made at the recent Cosafa annual general meeting held in South Africa over the weekend.
Cosafa also made a commitment to prepare a four year programme from 2016 onwards that will see an annual Cosafa Cup plus under-20 and under-17 tournaments, a Women’s championship and a beach soccer tournament.
Football Association of Malawi general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed the development Wednesday with one of the daily papers in the country [Daily times]
He however, said Fam is yet to confirm if they would host the event which was last hosted by Lesotho in 2013.
“Yes it’s our wish to host the 2016 Under-20 tournament. We accepted the offer but we are yet to confirm because we need to consult government on the move,” Nyirenda said.
“We are hoping that by then the Lilongwe national stadium will be open and so we might possibly have the games played there.”
This is not the first time that Cosafa has offered Malawi to host its events.
In 2013 Malawi was also asked to host the senior tournament but failed to do so due to the closing of Kamuzu Stadium and Zambia ended up hosting the event.
“Last time we wanted to host the senior challenge cup but we failed due to some problems so as of now this remains just a proposal,” Nyirenda said.