Tigers FC technical director Robin Alufandika will fund football coaching clinics in rural districts within the jurisdiction of the Southern Region Coaching Committee (SRFCC).
Speaking on Friday on the sidelines of the opening of a week-long preparatory coaching course which the SRFCC conducted at Chiwembe Technical Centre in Blantyre, Alufandika said he has volunteered to finance the clinics to help improve standards of rural football.
He said Malawi has a lot of talented players in the rural areas but they fail to show their full potential on the pitch as their urban counterparts because most of their teams do not have qualified coaches.
Alufandika said this is why most of such players do not do well when they are called to try their luck at Super League clubs which are mostly based in the cities.
“This is my country and I cannot just watch when things go wrong. It pains me to see that despite being the main source of players in the Super League, rural areas still remain with coaches that have never undergone basic coaching training,” said Alufandika..
He said he has agreed with the SRFCC that the clinics would be done in phases, starting from next month; and that each event would have its own budget.
SRFCC general secretary Aubrey Nankhuni said first beneficiaries of Alufandika’s generosity will be Machinga, Neno, Mwanza, Balaka, Machinga and Chikhwawa districts.