Surestream Academy has intensified the Under-16 team player selection drive for the July trip to the United Kingdom.
The Under-16 team is scheduled to go on a two-week tour of the UK where they will play a series of friendly games against fellow academy teams in Manchester as part of the drive to expose the youngsters.
The academy’s technical director Peter Mponda confirmed that the selection process is going on well.
“There is stiff competition among the players and I should admit that it will not be easy to pick the cream. We have started with players from within Blantyre and then we’ll move to the other areas,” said Mponda.
According to Surestream Academy founder and director Chris Pitman, apart from playing a series of friendly games, the team will also tour football facilities as part of their exposure.
“We have made arrangements that they should play a number of trial games against Premier League academy sides, Championship academy teams and also League One academy teams.
“That will give us an opportunity to see where we are compared to UK academies,” said Pitman.
He also hinted that the games will be attended by scouts from Europe and beyond, and, therefore, Malawian players stand a chance to be signed by European youth sides if they impress.