Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has added another facility to the Chiwembe Technical and Development Centre following the opening of gym.
FAM Commercial Manager Casper Jangale said the association had partnered with Soul Food to open the gym as one of the commercialisation drives to generate money for its operations.
Jangale said the fitness centre would run on commercially, however, national football team players would be able to use it.
“Soul food has bought the equipment and they are under a three-year contract,” Jangale said.
“This gym is open to all. We are in business but if the flames want to use, there will be arrangements for them to access the facility.”
He said:“Flames will use everything at Chiwembe from the artificial turf (which will be controlled by Fam 100 percent), gym, kitchen and hotel which is under construction.”
However. he did not disclose the financial benefits of its partnership with Soul Food saying it a private issue between the two parties.
He disclosed that the association was intending to open all its technical centres including Luwinga in Mzuzu to operate as business to generate revenue for the development and growth of the football in the country.
Malawi national football team has been using private owned gyms at a cost.
Chiwembe Technical and Development Centre is a Fifa project which was initiated by Sepp Blatter and Malawi has benefited after the earlier projects impressed the world football governing body.