Mpulula lifts ban on talking to reporters: Calls for clubs to invest in youth development

Coach Leo Mpulula has lifted his ban on talking to the media after almost over a year without granting any interview to reporters.

Mpulula: Youth development could be key

The former Blantyre United, Escom Reserve and Azam Tigers coach Leo ‘Ferguson’ Mpulula, a firm believer of youth football players, complained of being misquoted  [rebiously biut said he has decided to put aside their differences with the media and move on.

He has bounced back with a challenge to local clubs to seriously consider investing in youth football development if they are to register everlasting success in the future.

Mpulula made the call on Wednesday inside MIJ FM Radio’s Mid-week ‘Mpira ku Malawi’ soccer magazine show.

He made the call few days after he almost guided the less fancied Southern Region Football League Premier Division side Ntopwa United to championship.

His team finished on a 96 point tie on points with the champions Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve but was disadvantaged on goal aggregate.

“Football in Malawi just like any other country is in the youth so let Malawi clubs invest much in the youth, should not look upon them down” said Mpulula.

Mpulula added that youths are the future of Malawi national team.

“Ntopwa is the best example. We came from nowhere and we managed to perform wonders and we have set a very good example” he said.

Ntopwa still a chance of being promoted into the elite league if the champions Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve pulls out since their parent club also play in the top league.

If this comes to pass, Mpulula said: “We are ready but we will first make sure that we settle in the league and the following season is when we can perform wonders”.


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