Ex- England manager to drill local Malawi coaches

Former England international footballer and national team coach Hope Patricia Powell is expected in Malawi on October 4 to conduct a four day Fifa Women football Basic coaching course in Blantyre, Football Association of Malawi  (FAM) said.

According to Fam, the course which will run between 6 and 10 October 2014 will attract 30 coaches across the country.

On her part, National Women Football chairperson Sivelia Chalira said the course would help increase the number of women football coaches in the country.


As a player, Powell won 66 caps for England, mainly as an attacking midfielder, scoring 35 goals.

She made her England debut at the age of 16, and went on to play in the 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup, England’s first World Cup appearance.

Powell was also vice-captain of her country. While at club level, Powell played in four FA Women’s Cup finals and captained Croydon to a League and Cup double in 1996.

The Football Association (FA) appointed Powell as England’s first ever full-time national coach in 1998. She led the team at the 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013 editions of the UEFA Women’s Championship.

In 2003 Powell became the first woman to achieve the UEFA Pro Licence—the highest coaching qualification available.

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