FIFA/FAM junior leagues to roll out in April

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says the new season for the FIFA/FAM junior leagues is expected to roll into action in April this year.

FAM technical director John Kaputa told YFM online that the soccer governing body has taken into consideration the rainy season to come up with the decision.

He said during rainy season, some football pitches become unplayable.

“There were times last season whereby games could fail to take place because the pitches were waterlogged due to heavy rains,” Kaputa said.

“Consider a situation where a team has travelled from point A to point B only to find that the game has been postponed. It could be a waste of resources in terms of logistics for the said trip.”

Kaputa said this year, there will be Under-15 and Under-17 teams in each district.

The Technical Director added that the teams will be competing in their respective categories in their regions.

“There will be two teams in each district. The teams will be having fixtures where an Under-15 side will be curtain-raising the Under-17 game,” Kaputa went on,”We expect to have a good season where the teams will be encouraging each other so that they return home undefeated.”

This will boost competition among the youngsters in addition to learning the basics in football,” Kaputa said.

Meanwhile, the FAM technical director has said last year’s champions will be awarded with a trophy plus medals.

The regional champions were Mzuzu City (North), Dedza (Central), Blantyre Urban (South) and Balaka (East).

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