FIFA through Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has set aside a week long Fifa Physical fitness coaching course at the Mpira Village in Blantyre which will end on Friday.
Speaking during the opening ceremony on Monday morning, FIFA’s physical fitness instructor Frank Nuttall from Scotland said training the participants will help to develop football in Malawi.
“Performance of football goes along with good fitness. This training is part of football development in Africa which FIFA is undertaking. FIFA for a long time has had trainings to develop coaches from the grassroots.
I expect the coaches who are taking part in this training to have more knowledge and understanding of the game which they can be able to impart to the players they coach,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of FAM, executive member Daud Mtanthiko said the workshop is one way of developing football in Malawi.
“If we are to develop football in Malawi, we must have a strong foundation through various training courses like this one.”
“We had goalkeepers’ trainer course and this one has followed, thats how we intend to develop football in Malawi because every area is important,” he explained
The course has encompassed 25 head coaches from the Super League and Regional League teams are in attendance.