Malawi national football team coach, Meck Mwase, is expected to undergo internship in the Netherlands for two weeks at the Dutch Elite League side FC Utrecht.
Football Association of Malawi (Fam) President Walter Nyamilandu disclosed this when he opened a two-day refresher course for Super League and national team coaches at Mpira Village in Chiwembe township, Blantyre.
“We have been talking to the Uefa President on how they can provide support to Malawi football so we have agreed on some long-term plans one of which is to send our coaches to Europe to attend Uefa B and Uefa A coaching courses.
“In the meantime, we have chosen to first expose national team coach Meck Mwase so he will be going to Netherlands for a two-week internship programme at FC Utrecht,” he said.
Meanwhile, Nyamilandu has challenged Super League coaches to adapt to modern coaching techniques to improve football in the country.
“We are living in a digital world where things are changing every day and this includes the game of football, so we want our coaches to adapt to the changing world by using computers and videos in coming up with game plans as well as analysing matches,” he said.
Nyamilandu said by embracing modern technology, concerns of Malawi’s playing style will be addressed.
“Our style of play is lagging behind and we have deliberately come up with this refresher course to make sure that our coaches in Malawi are well prepared for the new season and that our coaching tactics must not be boring but exciting and competitive.
“As Fam, we want the coaches to be equipped with the right technical knowhow and they must have the modern ways of coaching as the game of football is getting more advanced,” he said.
The Fifa Council Member also challenged the association’s Technical Director to develop a module to make sure that the coaches are enriched with modern method on how to win in both away and home matches.
“In this way, we believe that even the performance of the national team will improve since the players come from the Super League teams,” Nyamilandu said.
The Fam president also disclosed that the association will soon introduce a physical fitness coaching course which will target former players.
The first-ever Fam refresher course for Super League and senior national team coaches is expected to end this afternoon.
Fam Technical Director, John Kaputa, is facilitating the course alongside Kumwenda and National Football Coaches Association Chairperson Stuart Mbolembole.
Mwase said the course was important as nowadays technology was key in various sectors.
“So we all need to use modern technology to improve our players and squads,” he said.—Additional reporting by Fam Media