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Mzuni budgets K0.5m for player-scouting

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Mzuzu University (Mzuni) Football Club has budgeted K0.5 million for scouting players, especially from rural areas ahead of the 2016 TNM Super League season.

The scouting comes after the team recently sacked 10 players on recommendation from its technical adviser, Kinnah Phiri.

Mzuni chairperson, Albert Mtungambera Harawa, disclosed that the team has embarked on scouting in the Northern Region. He also called for others from other districts and clubs to come for trials.

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“We have the capacity and financial muscle to support the players. We lodge them and feed them properly until their trial period is over,” Harawa said.

He said they are targeting 10 new players for their current squad.

“The players that were sacked still have a chance to come and try their luck once more. Moreover, we need to have two teams as per the requirement of Football Association of Malawi (Fam) in the club licensing. We have already formed a reserve team,” he said.

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The idea to scout for more experienced players in the rural areas was hatched by Kinnah who noted that the rural areas have talented players lacking exposure.

While confirming the idea was from Kinnah, Harawa refused to mention the players the team is targeting.

Mzuni coach Alex Ngwira said they want to form a strong team that should not fight relegation but finish in the top 10 next season.

Ngwira disclosed that the team has budgeted over K30 million for next season.

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