FIFA drills 20 Malawian referees on new Beach Soccer rules

Beach Soccer standards in the country are expected to improve following a training course provided by FIFA to Malawian referees.

Conti addressing the participants

Upon the completion of the course last week, the participants have been urged to share the knowledge they have gained with other stakeholders including coaches and players.


The training which took place on the shores of Central Region District Salima was facilitated by Italian Michele Conti who was assigned by FIFA.

Speaking at the closing ceremony last week, FAM Vice President James Mwenda hailed FIFA for the training which he said will greatly bring a positive impact towards the development of Beach Soccer sport in Malawi.

“We are thankful to FIFA for the course. It will give us ammunition to grow the game. We cannot grow the game if we don’t know the rules. The course will bring a huge difference,” Mwenda said.

He also applauded the participants for showing commitment through out the course before he challenged put into good use the knowledge gained and start performing.

In his remarks, the FIFA delegated Facilitator acknowledged that their is great talent in Malawi.

“There in great talent and passion for the game. Now you need to get organised and I see you at the world cup in few years to come” said Conti.

The 20 participants were drawn from all the four beach soccer regions in Malawi namely Salima, Nkhatabay, Mangochi and Karonga.

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