By Phillip Pasula
MZUZU-(MaraviPost)-One of women’s football ambassadors for the Football Association of Malawi (FAM), Asimenye Simwaka, has asked the country’s football governing body to scout more Under 14 women’s football players in districts across the country including remote areas if women’s football is to develop in Malawi.
Simwaka made the remarks in a motivational speech to Under 14 women’s football players at Mzuzu Stadium during the launch of Under 14 FIFA Women’s football campaign on Sunday.
“FAM should go into districts and hard to reach areas in order to scout Under 14 women’s football players in order to develop a great women’s football team in the country,” Simwaka said.
She added that there is a lot of hidden talent in rural areas and if it could be unearthed, great players like Tabitha and Temwa Chawinga can be developed thereby building a strong national team.
FAM Technical Director, Benjamin Kumwenda, told Maravi Post that all is being done to develop women’s football in the country.
“We are starting in cities. Then as we grow the game, all districts will be involved,” remarked Kumwenda.
The FIFA Under 14 women’s football campaign has been launched in cities of Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu targeting eight teams from each city so as to identify players who can play in the Under 14 Women’s National Football Team.
The campaign has four ambassadors namely Temwa Chawinga, Tabitha Chawinga, Asimenye Simwaka and Linda Kasenda who have a role to play in motivating young Malawian girls.