The Football Association of Malawi will this weekend conduct three-day regional camps for the selected best players in the just ended FIFA/FAM U-14 district leagues.
The players, who were selected by a team of coaches from the districts, will convene in Blantyre, Zomba, Lilongwe and Mzuzu from Friday, November 26 to Sunday, November 28.
According to FAM Youth Development Officer James Sangala, the camps are aimed at sharpening the talent of the boys before they graduate to U16 and U17 Leagues.
“We had asked the district organising committees for the leagues to identify coaches who would spot best players and this weekend we will gather the selected players, so we are expected to have a total of 26 players at each center.
“The main purpose of these camps is that we want to train these players and add value to their talent. We know it’s a long process but we want to take them from where they are to another level. They will meet with specialists in Youth football development.
“Our three Regional Football Development Coordinators will be responsible for coaching the boys in The South, Center and North while Mr Tione Mhone will lead the Eastern Region technical team. These people will be assisted by the Coaches who were selected as the best in their respective regions because we want to motivate them and give them a platform to further showcase their potential,” said Sangala.
According to Sangala, the regional camps will produce best players who are expected to go for a national camp in December.
In Blantyre the boys will be camping at Kanjedza Lodge and train at ST Andrews High School while in Lilongwe they will camp at Children of the Nation and train at the same venue. In Mzuzu, the players will camp at William Koyi and training sessions will be held at Mzuzu Stadium. Players from the Eastern region will camp at Zomba Agriculture and train at Police College.
The Pilot phase of the FIFA/FAM U-14 districts leagues started in August and was completed early this month.