Football Association of Malawi (Fam) and Netball Association of Malawi (Nam) have joined forces to train football and netball coaches in Dedza district.
The courses, involving 40 participants from various institutions and teams, are taking place at Golomoti in the district.
According t o t h e district’s Sports Officer, Janet Makawa, Dedza District Council has organised the courses with funding from Unicef.
“We have 20 participants in the netball course and another 20 in the football course. We are very thankful to Fam and Nam for providing us with instructors to train our coaches,” Makawa said.
Fam Technical Director, John Kaputa, confirmed that he was in the remote area conducting the course which runs up to Friday.
Kaputa, who is also a Confederation of African Football coaches’ instructor and assessor, said successful candidates will be awarded Fam grade C coaching licences.
Training the netball coaches is former Malawi Queens assistant coach and current Blue Eagles mentor, White Mulilima.
Nam General Secretary, Carol Bapu, confirmed that the council requested the association to provide a coach for the course.
“The coaches will be drilled in basic coaching methods of the game. We settled for Mulilima because he is one of our most experienced coaches and is based in Lilongwe which is close to Dedza,” Bapu said.
Mulilima worked with the then Queens head coach, Griffin Saenda, as the team broke into world netball’s top-five.
Dedza District Council first showed its love for sports by constructing a stadium which also hosts Super League matches.
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