FAM has thanked their German counterparts for the continued technical support towards the development of the game in the country.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda said among other things, the Germany FA has continued to support FAM by sponsoring local coaches to attend advanced coaching courses.
“FAM would like to thank the German Football Federation (GFF) for continuing providing training and development programmes for Malawian coaches at a time when other partners stopped supporting such programmes.
“FAM has been sending coaches each year to Germany on the training programmes and these programmes have benefited Malawi as a nation in as far as improving football standards is concerned,” said Nyirenda.
This year, Malawi will send Flames assistant coaches Ernest Mtawali and Patrick Mabedi for an elite or ‘A’ Coaching Course which will start on April 15 to May 3 in Hennef, Germany.
“This is in line with FAM’s plans to recruit the coaches on a long-term contract after June 2013. The knowledge that the two assistant coaches will gain in Germany will greatly assist in improving the performance of our national team,” said Nyirenda.
He also said the Germany FA has reiterated that it will continue assisting FAM in its programmes .
“And we are hopeful that more Malawian coaches will be trained for the good of the game in Malawi.
“It should be noted that Mtawali and Mabedi will become the first Malawian coaches to have an ‘A’ coaching certificate and this has been achieved courtesy of the German Football Federation (GFF).”
FAM also applauded the German Embassy in Lilongwe for assisting the coaches with the visas as well as other important information about such courses.
“It is our hope that the German FA will continue training our coaches as well as assisting in the development and promotion of grassroots and youth football in Malawi,” said the FAM CEO.