Play Football Malawi has unveiled a five year plan that focuses on the construction of top-class football pitches, offices and hostels in Likuni.
Play Football Malawi is an academy based in Lilongwe that was established in 2012 by Simon Holdener with the sole purpose of providing sports and educational facilities for children in Lilongwe.
The Technical Director of the Academy, Davie Mpima, revealed that land has already been secured and construction is to proceed anytime.
“We are moving in the right direction. We want to develop talented young footballers and we are happy because some of the players from the academy are attracting interest from Super League teams,” Mpima said during a launch of the academy’s activities in Lilongwe.
The project is set to run for three years but Mpima did not disclose how much finance is to be spent.
The launch was spiced up by football matches involving junior teams in Lilongwe.
Players from the academy also took part in the Under-14, 15, 17 and 20 games.
Mpima further said the games were also organized to identify talented players for the academy.
“Our main is to nurture young talent. The games also offered our players an opportunity to showcase their talent,” Mpima said.
The academy has already constructed hostels, pitches and offices in Mtandire Township in Lilongwe, where it is implementing several projects such as One Love.
The One Love project aims at supporting orphans, juveniles, children i n hospital and Early Childhood Development