The Sports Writers Association of Malawi (Swam) in conjunction with the Super League of Malawi, will on Friday hold a day-long workshop for sports reporters on laws of football.
The workshop will take place at Crown Hotel in Malawiâ€™s capital, Lilongwe, and is expected to attract over 40 Swam paid-up members.
â€œIt is strictly for Swam paid-up members as we want to encourage more sports journalists to join the group. It will dwell on the laws of the game as we aim at imparting knowledge of the laws to the reporters so that they are able to understand the game better since they are the eyes and ears of the wider football family,â€ said Swam vice-president Tiwonge Ngâ€™ona in a statement on Tuesday.
Sulom president Innocent Bottomani said the workshop is important in the wake of current complaints against officiation in Super League games and football games in general.
â€œWe observe in the media a lot of stories of teams complaining of officiation and even some reporters making comments about officiating when they, to an extent, do not understand some calls made by referees. So, we thought of holding this workshop to refresh reporters on football knowledge,â€ said Bottomani.
Last year, Sulom also held a similar workshop in conjunction with the leagueâ€™s sponsors TNM prior to the start of the season. This is a second training organised by Swam this year after another one held in conjunction with the Malawi Olympic Committee in May.