Former Malawi National Football Team goalkeeper, Swadick Sanudi, has asked Football Association of Malawi (Fam) coaches to cast their net wider to rural areas.
The former Nyasa Big Bullets’ goalkeepers’ trainer spoke in Mangochi District where he graced the final of the K350,000 Mpale Trophy over the weekend.
“Our biggest problem is that we seem to be concentrating all our efforts on urban areas while neglecting rural areas. But we must understand that most of the people that are playing in the Super League and abroad were identified from rural areas,” the veteran goal-minder said.
Sanudi observed that Malawi has many raw players who only lack knowledge about team-work and systems of play.
Sanudi, who holds a C-Licence, urged Fam to have a deliberate policy of deploying qualified coaches in rural areas.
The competition involved 14 teams from Mpale Zone, and Ndembo United won the trophy after beating Kausi Select 1-0.
In his remark, Mpale Trophy sponsor, Ahmed Mashal, said Sanudi’s presence in the final was meant to motivate youthful players.
“We will continue sponsoring the trophy because we intend to have more players from this area playing in the Super League and even abroad. We want to give the youth a chance to dream big and realise their sports potential,” Mashal said.
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