Surestream Academy has unearthed 12 players in the Northern Region after a week-long scouting exercise.
The academy said the 12 will be taken to the institution’s base in Blantyre for further trials alongside 50 others chosen for final tests a fortnight ago.
The Northern Region scouting involved 329 players, comprising 131 in Karonga, 65 in Mzuzu and 134 in Nkhata Bay, academy manager Patrick Kulemeka, who was in the North accompanied by technical director Peter Mponda, said on Saturday.
Kulemeka singled out Karonga as the most impressive district, saying most of the players have natural talent.
“We have had problems to find goalkeepers, but this exercise has helped us as we have identified about five of them in Mzuzu,” said Kulemeka.
Once the selected players are in Blantyre, they are expected to undergo an age determination exercise, Mponda is quoted as saying in the academy’s press statement.
“We will assess the players and they will compete for a place once they are in Blantyre. There is no guaranteed place, every player has to fight to earn a place in the academy,” said Mponda.