Kaputa on Malawi U-20 players scout mission

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Technical Director, Captain John Kaputa, will this Saturday embark on a scouting mission to pick potential players for the Malawi Under-20 National Football Team for 2014.

Kaputa said he would mainly target those players who were part of the 2012 Under-17 team squad that participated in the CAF Youth Championship and the Zone VI games.

The technical director said the team was expected to compete in the CAF Youth Championship qualifiers scheduled to kick off in April 2014 and the COSAFA Under-20 tournament later in the year.

Kaputa: Scouting
Kaputa: Scouting

The scouting mission, according to Kaputa, will start at 8.00am with registration at BAT Ground in the South, Lilongwe Community Centre in Central and Katoto Secondary School ground in the Northern Region.

Kaputa, highly regarded as a youth development coach, said players who were not part of the Under 17 national team but have passports are also encouraged to register before they are called for trials at a later stage.

He said the door was not closed for talented players without passports but will have to process their travelling documents on their own should they be successful.

FAM appointed Kaputa as caretaker coach for the inactive senior national but the National Council of Sports (MNCS) blocked the move after it indicated that government could not pay him twice (for his job at FAM and coaching the Flames).

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