The Northern Region Women Football Committee (NRWFC) has written the national association protesting the selection of a single player from the region to take part in the friendly match between Malawi and Tanzania.
The technical panel, which is headed by coach Thom Mkorongo, has only selected Moyale Sisters mid-fielder Naomi Mwale for the national team out of 25 players called for camp ahead of the forthcoming friendly game.
NRWFC chairperson Annie Mseteka disclosed this during the prize presentation of the North Women’s Football FAM Cup Championship held at Mzuzu Sports Office.
She said the development was worrisome considering that the new panel excluded the best players the region has.
Mseteka, who questioned the coaching panel on the strategy they used for recruiting players, could not disclose who the other best players are apart from Mwale.
“The region has more active teams and good talent worth to be considered for national team duties. We are suspicious to learn that only one player from our committee has been selected out of the 25 selected nationwide,” said Mseteka.
This also comes against the background of a national tour aimed at identifying talent from the regional encounters of the Fifa/FAM Cup.
When contacted, Mkorongo refused to comment on the issue, saying he will organise a press conference where he will have time to explain more on the selection.
“At the moment, I cannot comment. I will do that later at a press conference to be organised soon,” he said.
The National Women Football Committee (NWFC) chairperson Severia Chalira was yet to receive the letter on the complaint from the committee when contacted.
However, she was quick to say that she respects the coach’s decisions.