Football Association of Malawi (Fam) president Walter Nyamilandu has advised Malawian players to manage fame and fortune to realise their full potential.
Nyamilandu made the remarks when he presided over the closing ceremony of a 21-day Sport Chaplaincy Malawi in Blantyre on Friday.
“We need God’s intervention in our football. Most players nowadays are under pressure to take care of themselves and if they don’t handle the situation properly, the future is compromised,” Nyamilandu said.
“We need team chaplain to offer that guidance and counselling on how players can behave and handle themselves because the devil thrives on pleasure and where there is power.”
In his remarks, Sport Chaplaincy Malawi Country Coordinator Pastor Emmanuel Chodzeka said they will engage all the 16 Super League teams on the matter.
“The chaplains have been drilled in sport emotional hearing, conflict resolution, service and leadership,” Chodzeka said.
One of the participants Ben Chinganyama said players needed proper guidance to manage fame.
“I would have achieved a lot in the game but I failed to manage my life due to lack of guidance,” said the former Nyasa Big Bullets and Mighty Tigers player.
Several footballers have failed to manage fame and have been destitute after hanging up boots.