FC Under20 League to Kick-Off on 29 May
National Youth Football Association has announced that it will kick off its football activities on 29 May in 14 districts starting with the First Capital Under 20 League pending clearance from the Football Association of Malawi's Covid19 Taskforce.
NYFA’s general Secretary James Sewerengera told us that preparations are currently at an advanced stage and registration of players will begin next week.
“Starting from next week we are requesting all the teams to register their players before the league starts. We will make sure that those registered are eligible.
“We are going to use national identity cards, school numbers through Malawi Schools Sports Association (MASA) as First Capital Bank league is been played by school-going children.
He said the registration using IDs as well as the schools is to ensure that there is no age cheating.
“We are putting in place a mechanism on how we will be checking the age of those players registered. We want to make sure that we have the right players playing at the under 20 national league,” Sawelengera said.
Sawerengera added that they would, in future, want to introduce other leagues so that they are able to follow the development of players.
The national league is in the process of introducing other leagues starting from under 12, 14, 15, 17, and 19.
This according to sawerengera will help in making proper follow-up on each player.
Lilongwe-based Villah Football Club head coach Ozuka Chisambo who won the 2015 Lilongwe district Under20 football league edition says "we are very happy that the league is back and our boys are ready to compete from where we stopped last season."