Half a million kwacha has been budgeted by Mzuni University Football Club for player scouting following the release of ten of its players after being advised to do so by Kinnah Phiri, the teams technical adviser.
This has been done as they prepare for the 2016 TNM Super League season.
As Mzuni Chairperson, Albert Mtungambera Harawa, confirmed the development of the team embarking on scouting players in the Northern region, he also urges others from other districts and clubs to come and participate in the trials.
Currently the team has set a target of 10 new players in their squad.
Harawa said that they have the ‘capacity’ and ‘financial’ muscle to support the players. “We lodge them and feed them properly until their trial period is over.”
The chairperson added “The players that were sacked still have a chance to come and try their luck once more. Moreover, we need to have two teams as per the requirement of Football Association of Malawi (Fam) in the club licensing. We have already formed a reserve team,”
Kinnah Phiri proposed that players should be scouted from rural areas in an initiative to promote those players that have the potential but lack recognition because of where they are.
But as the chairperson confirmed the ideology of Kinnah, he refused to mention the players the team is targeting.
While confirming the idea was from Kinnah, Harawa refused to mention the players the team is targeting.
Mzuni coach Alex Ngwira said they want to form a strong team that should not fight relegation but finish in the top 10 next season.
Ngwira disclosed that the team has budgeted over K30 million for next season.