Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and owners of womens football teams have joined hands in calling upon the coorperate world and the government to find means of sourcing more funds towards women football in the country.
The call was made at the finals of this year’s Central Region Presidential women football cup played at the Nankhaka Stadium in Lilongwe over the weekend.
Speaking to reporters, FAM Vice President James Mwenda said women football can take great strides only if more sponsors can come in as well as to make sure that there are leagues from the district level.
“Women football is growing and if more sponsors can come in, things can improve further. And the only way to improve is also to make sure that there are well sponsored leagues from the district level,” said Mwenda.
Conquering with Mwenda was D.D Sunshine owner David Dube.
“Clubs are not benefiting anything because the sponsorship package is just too little and the girls just play because of the love of the game”
“Apart from the government, we want more companies to come in and assist. We also need visionary leaders who know and understand the challenges the game is facing and they are willing to change things with all their hearts,” said Dube.
D.D Sunshine emerged Central Region Champions after beating rivals Skippers FC 4-2 through post match penalties.
They will face Blantyre Zero-representing Southern Region and Super Dynamos -representing Northern Region at the National Phase.
Dates for the national phase are yet to be announced.
“We expect to have the national finals in July but the actual dates will be announced later as we wait for guidance from the Football Association of Malawi” said Lina Mtegha, General Secretary for
National Women Football Committee (NWFC).