A three-day training course for beach coaches, which started on Wednesday at Sunbird Livingstonia in Salima, ends today.
The course, organised by Fifa, drew 25 coaches from the country’s four established beach soccer leagues.
Portugal national beach soccer team captain João Victor Saraiva Madjer is facilitating the course on behalf of Fifa.
Madjer said he is happy to be in the country to impart beach soccer knowledge to the coaches.
“The mentality I want the people of Malawi to have is that beach soccer is a mass sport. It is important that as many children and women are also involved,” said Madjer.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) executive member James Mwenda described the cause as “crucial to the promotion and development of beach soccer in the country”.
“There was a gap in that most of our coaches were not qualified. This training will go a long way in taking the game to another level,” said Mwenda.
Beach Soccer Malawi general secretary David Saddo urged the participants to be ready to share the knowledge and experience gained from the workshop with the wider community.