FAM technical director John Kaputa has taken advantage of the TNM Super League off-season break to conduct coaches’ refresher courses.
The training will involve Super League, Division One, FMB Under-20, Surestream Academy and women football coaches.
According to Kaputa, the first day-long clinic will be conducted in the Southern Region on March 29 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
He said there are plans to hold similar exercises in the Centre and the North before the start of the next season on April 19.
The exercise is free of charge, but the coaches are required to make own logistical arrangements such as sourcing own transport to and from the venue of the clinic and writing materials.
“This training follows the recent outcry from the local football fraternity that most coaches nowadays have run out of ideas. Of course, the standards of football coaching are changing elsewhere in the world and our coaches need to be in line with such developments.
“We need to see football standards improving in the next football season and we urge local football clubs to take responsibility by supporting their coaches during the clinics,” Kaputa said.
He, however, said as Football Association of Malawi (FAM), they will take care of the under-17 and under-20 players that will be used for demonstration games during the trainings.
“We will use a group of young football players during the clinic so that the coaches should be able to learn from a realistic game situation. We will try as much as possible to hold these clinics in all the country’s three regions before the Super League kicks off,” Kaputa said.