Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is set to hold a women’s mini tournament at the Civo Stadium tomorrow, African Daily Voice has learnt.
In a statement, FAM said during the tournament, the National Women’s team coaching panel led by new Coach, Abel Mkandawire, will select players that will form a squad to play against Mozambique in the African Women’s 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers early next month.
The match against Mozambique is set for Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, Malawi, and the return leg will be played a week later in Maputo, Mozambique.
FAM Technical Director, John Kaputa said with the Women’s League in off season, the tournament will give the coaches a platform to select good players.
He noted that they were already some names from the Malawi Senior and Under 20 Women’s teams that took part in the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) tournaments last year, however there was a need to cast the net wider.
“Since the COSAFA tournament, the team has been inactive, so we want to see if those players who played in the last games are still there and in good form,” he said, adding that the association will have an opportunity to spot new players who will be taken on board.
“Once we have chosen the local squad, we will also invite our foreign based players including captain Tabitha Chawinga who is in China and her Sweden based sister Temwa to join the team,” added Kaputa.
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