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Clement Kafwafwa goes back to basics

Former Malawi national football team player and team manager, Clement Kafwafwa, is eying FMB Youth Football League title with his under-20 side, Kangaroo Academy.

Kangaroo are targeting the title for Blantyre zone and lie on position three on the log table with 28 points, having defeated Tigers under-20 2-1 on Saturday.

The Caf C-Licence holder said he wants to use junior league football to build his coaching credentials.

The former defender for defunct MDC United, who also had a stint in Denmark, said he declined offers from Super League and Premier Division sides.

“I would like to build my CV as a coach. I felt I should start with the junior teams where emphasis is on developing players. I think the junior league offers me the right platform to hone my coaching skills.

“Furthermore, I am being driven by mission to impart basics of the game on youthful players,” Kafwafwa said.

He admitted that the race in the league was tight.

“We have about five or six teams in the league, who emphasise on developing players with the basics of football, but they are also in contention for the title. It is a tricky issue because we have to balance the two,” he said.

Meanwhile, Kafwafwa has said the developmental league has exciting players deserving a place in Malawi under-20 national football team.

“My plea to the authorities is that they should take interest in these games rather than waiting for journalists to report about our games. By watching these games, they can appreciate the talent that we have as well as the challenges we encounter,” he said.

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