Football Association of Malawi has urged Elite Youth Football Coaches to utilise the knowledge gained during the Uefa Elite Youth Football Coaching Course to develop nurture talent in the country.
FAM President Walter Nyamilandu Manda said this on Thursday when he officially closed the four-day Uefa Elite Youth Coaching Course at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.
Nyamilandu said the coaches have been equipped with the best knowledge of how to nurture young talent and must now play a role in the development of top players.
“We want to produce quality coaches to be coaching in our U14 and U16 leagues to help us groom new talent in the country. They have been equipped with modern coaching methods especially on young people so we want them to go and practice what they have learnt here.
“As FAM, we want to benefit from this Coach so these Coaches have been earmarked to do the CAF C Coaching Course which we will conduct later this year. They have been drawn from active youth football teams so we will make sure that we follow up on what they are doing in their respective Clubs and support them so that they grow because we want them to go up to the Elite League,” he said.
One of the participants Loveness Nyakamera said the course has opened their minds on how they can drill young talent to become better players in the future.
“I have learnt a lot on how we can coach young people. They have opened our minds and we know what exactly to do when we go back to our teams because we were just coaching without knowledge.
“I will make sure that I utilise whatever I have learnt because I know that through this my team will do better and I would like to see them playing at elite level in the future,” said Nyakamera.
The course, which was facilitated by Uefa Expert Roger Meichtry, brought together 30 participants from the FCB U20 League.