The Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has said the establishment of football Academy at Luwinga Technical Project in Mzuzu is among the priorities in the association’s 2020 budget.
This was disclosed during the extra-ordinary general meeting (EGM) at Chatonda Lodge in Chintcheche on Saturday.
The delegates also approved a number of things including the financial statements.
“Among others, the Assembly approved the Fam 2020 detailed budget as well as the financial statements for the year ending June 2019. The main project in the 2020 budget is the establishment of the fulltime Academy at the Luwinga Technical Centre in Mzuzu,” reads part of the statement.
The delegates discussed all agenda items that were shelved during the Elective AGM held on 14th December 2019 at Sunbird Nkopola, in Mangochi.
The delegates also endorsed the names of the members of Fam Judicial bodies as proposed by the Fam Executive Committee. The bodies include the Disciplinary, Appeals, Ethics, Club Licensing First Instance, Club Licensing Appeals and Ethics Committees.
Fam President, Walter Nyamilandu, hailed the delegates for sober discussions at the meeting which was held exactly 60 days after the tense elective General Assembly in Mangochi.
“I am pleased and impressed by the maturity that we have shown today considering where we are coming from.
“I t is encouraging to see that we have left all the elections related differences behind and today meaningfully discussed important issues to develop our football. Let us maintain this spirit,” Nyamilandu said.
“We have a lot of projects ahead of us and the Football Academy at the Luwinga Centre is the main priority. But we also have a lot of national teams’ activities, local competitions as well as developmental and capacity building.”
Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) Chairperson, Lameck Khonje, said the establishment of the academy at Luwinga was a step in the right direction.
“We are extremely happy with the project and it will change the landscape of football in Malawi because the academy will be able to produce good footballers,” Khonje said.
By approving the financial statements, Fam can now access Fifa funding.