Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has hailed the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) for organising a Member Associations Administration course.
The course was supposed to start on Monday but was rescheduled to yesterday [Tuesday] as the facilitator Ashford Mamelodi failed to come to Malawi due to illness.
Cosafa has since flown in Fredrick Mgomezulu, a long time serving general secretary of Eswatini Football Association to replace Mamelodi.
Mgomezulu has been joined by Cosafa Vice-General Secretary, Sugzo Nyirenda, as co-facilitator.
Fam General Secretary, Alfred Gunda, speaking during the opening ceremony at Mpira Village in Chiwembe Township in Blantyre said the course is crucial for the development of football in the country.
Gunda said the course will run until Friday and will attract 30 football administrators across the country.
“This course will help our football administrators to gain knowledge in football management. We have been lacking administrative skills in our associations and for sure by the end of this course the participants will able to learn something. We would like to thank Cosafa for the good gesture to train our administrators various basics on they can run football their respective associations,” he said.
Meanwhile one of the participants, Masiya Nyasulu said he hopes to gain knowledge to improve in football administration.
Nyasulu, who is also the Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) General Secretary, said Fam must try to organise such kind of course every year.
“I hope this course will go a long way acquiring some new technique in as far as football administration is concerned. We are urging Fam to make sure that they are coming with this kind of initiative every year,” he said.
Fam nine member associations has sent three representatives to attend the MA administration course.
Among others the participants will be drilled on Event and competition management, Communication, Finance, Marketing and Governance.