Three local women’s sports administrators have been selected for six-month Cosafa Women Leadership Programme.
Each Cosafa member association was asked to select two participants for the course.
Football Association of Malawi (Fam) selected National Women’s Football Association (NWFA) Chairperson Suzgo Ngwira, the association’s executive member Fellister Dossi and Charity Mavumbe.
Ngwira confirmed that she has been selected for the leadership programme.
“I am really excited that I am part of this programme and I will learn a lot of things,” she added.
On her part, Dossi said the course would help to build her capacity.
In a bid to empower women to leadership positions, Cosafa launched the programme targeting to train between 30 and 40 women from across its 14 members.
Cosafa has partnered Sports Equity International to deliver the Women Leadership Programme.
“We all believe in the potential of football to improve lives and societies and nowhere is this potential greater than in women and girls’ participation.
“Today, football is still a sport that is predominantly played, watched and led by men, yet the potential for women to engage in the game on and off the field is tremendous,” reads part of letter from Cosafa to all associations.