Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Under-16 leagues enters the third round this weekend.
FAM youth development officer James Sangala said only the Central Region is remaining with second round games.
“Since the North, South and Eastern regions have completed their second round games, it means they will resume their third round [games] this weekend. The games will be played the same way as the first round as regards to who was at home and away,” he said.
Sangala said there is great improvement from some teams which struggled in the early stages of the leagues.
“For example, Ntcheu has discovered their winning formula after losing almost all their games in the first round. But the overall performance of all the teams has been good. In addition, competition has also increased among the teams, thereby exposing great improvement in the skills of the young players,” he said.
Meanwhile, in the Southern Region, Blantyre Urban coach Stort Chirwa has hailed the Fifa/FAM initiative.
Blantyre Urban is topping the table with 30 points from 15 games played this far.
Their counterparts, Blantyre Rural, are second with 29 points from similar number of games.
Balaka leads the pack in the Eastern region with 28 points followed by Zomba Urban and Phalombe, in that order, with 25 points.
There is a two-horse race in the Central Region with Chigoli Academy leading the table with 27 points followed by last year’s champions Dedza.
Mzuzu City have maintained their grip at the top in the North with 30 points followed by Rumphi with 27 points. n