Written by LEONARD SHARRA
LILONGWE--A new chapter has been opened in the history of women football in central region with the introduction of the K1.5 Million Matindi Girls Football Trophy, which will be competed for by secondary school teams from the central region.
The trophy was launched Saturday, March 02, 2013 at Nankhaka Ground in Area 30, where there were women football games involving some schools in Lilongwe.
During the games, Chinsapo CDSS defeated Chejika 3-0 with Matindi Private Girls Secondary School- Lilongwe campus crashing Kamuzu Barracks 2-0.
Administrator of Matindi Girls’ Lilongwe campus Blessings Tepero, who represented the sponsors described the launch of the trophy as a fulfillment of the pledge by Matindi that the sponsorship would spread to central region before going to the north.
“When we launched toe tournament in Blantyre last year, our director made a pledge that the competition would spread to central region before going to the north. This is a fulfillment of the pledge and not long time from now, we will introduce the competition in the northern region,” said Tepero.
Tepero said the objective of Matindi was to develop the game of women football from the grass-root up to national level.
President of National Women Football Committee (NWFC) Severia Chalira hailed Matindi for fulfilling its pledge.
“This is a very positive development. If we are to develop women football in the country, school going girls are the best target group.
With such tournaments in place, we are going to have a good nursey for the national women football team,” said Chalira.
The NWFC boss said her body would ensure that the competition is run professionally by training members of the regional women soccer body.