Surestream Academy of Blantyre has described its recent closure as temporary.
The academy’s publicist, Linda Chuiume-Gombera, spoke about the academy Wednesday following their recent closure due to renovations.
“We will be opening next week as we wanted to renovate some areas, including the toilets. The academy is still operational,” Gombera explained.
“Towards the end of the year, we have planned a tour of the Northern Region where, along the way, we have booked teams for friendly matches to give our boys exposure.”
She insisted that the academy, which recently parted ways with Peter Mponda-led Surestream Football Club now Fisd Wizards, has reverted to its core objective of offering football education to children.
The academy has football teams for age groups such as Under-13 and Under-18, but Gombera could not explain what will become of the players that will graduate from the Under-18 side.
“That matter to do with Under-18 players is still being discussed, but there is no more Super League football for our teams. That is not our core business. We still have some three years before the players can graduate from the Under-18 side,” she said.
Following Mponda’s departure, the academy has abolished his post of technical director with Patrick Kulemeka now the head of operations and manager.
Abel Mkandawire is head coach and Oscar Mumba is director of operations and finance.
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