Registration of teams in the K500 000 (about $1 666) FMB Under-20 Football League in Zomba starts next Monday.
According to the Zomba committeeâ€™s interim general secretary, Christopher Mutopa Phiri, the league is expected to attract teams from all the five zones in the district, namely Thondwe, Zomba Central, Jali, Nsondole and Chingale.
â€œWe are asking all the teams which fall within the required age bracket (Under-20) to come and register from Monday next week. We are expected to have a league of about 20 teams. It promises to be highly entertaining,â€ said Phiri.
He said an assessment of the playersâ€™ age will be done soon after registration.
â€œWe will require the players to produce either a birth certificate or any identification document that will enable them to qualify for the tournament. This is an opportunity for soccer fans in Zomba to watch the youngsters in action,â€ he said.
The league, which is expected to start early next month, will run up to May next year.