Football Association of Malawi (Fam) says it is highly committed to develop women football and take women’s football to greater heights in the country.
On Thursday, Fam officially launched the 2016-17 national womens Fam Cup at the Mpira Village in Blantyre.
Speaking at the function, Fam Executive Member, Daud Mtanthiko said the local soccer governing body wants to make sure that the ladies football team shine across Africa and even beyond the boarders.
“We are doing well as we have exported two players to Europe so we believe by having many competitions like this one, we will develop more exports who will in return play for the national team to do well in international competitions” said Mtanthiko.
Mtanthiko said exporting of two players namely Tabitha Chawinga and Chisomo Kazisonga who are enjoying their career in Europe as professional footballers is a clear indication that Malawi has the potential to conquer Africa in as far as the game of women’s football is concerned.
The on and off female Flames played their last international match against Tanzania in November last year.
Speaking on behalf of the National Womens Football Committee (NWFC), Chairperson Severia Chalira expressed gratitude towards Fam for bringing back the competition this year.
Chalira also added that this year’s competition will be played in four cities namely Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Zomba.
Dates for the commencement of the cup at city level are yet to be announced.