Malawi secures friendly against Botswana in women football

In a bid to keep womens national team active and in good shape, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has secured an international friendly match against Botswana scheduled for 10th December 2016.

Malawi womens football team
Malawi womens football team

While unveling  plans towards womens national football team recently, FAM confirmed that the womens national football team will go into camp soon to start preparations for a friendly against Botswana.

The association said the match will be played away in Gaborone.

Further more, FAM said the team will later early next years be engaged in more friendlies against stronger teams next year in readiness for the African Women Football Championship.

“Our target is to play Zambia, Zimbabwe, mozambique and will try to go as far as Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Guinea. These are strong teams that can help in changing our Womens Football team,” FAM said.

“But we will start by playing Botswana away in Gaborone” he said.

This comes barely weeks after the Malawi government through the Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) also challenged FAM to put its house in order and ensure that the Malawi national womens football team join the qualifying campaign for the 2020 olympic games.

MNCS Chairman James Chuma made the remarks at the launch of a grassroot programme aiming at developing womens football in the country few weeks ago.

Chuma said Malawi has alot of talent in womens football and that there is a great potential of developing a strong team that can compete in international competitions.

“We have alot of talented women football players in this country and we should be able to build a strong team to qualify for major women competitions. So our team should join the qualifiers of the 2020 Olympics and we will mobilize resources to ensure that the team participate in competitions” said Chuma.

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