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CRFA cries foul.

Central Region Football Association (CRFA) has pleaded with National team’s and superleague scouts to be patronizing their leagues and cups for the talents nurtured in the region to be exposed.

The remarks have been made by Antonio Sanchez Manda who is the CRFA Vice General Secretary during the launch of K5 million Nyasa Capital Finance Regional Cup at Mitundu Primary School ground in Lilongwe on Saturday 23rd October, 2021.

Manda said it is sad that for so long now no player from their leagues and cups has played in the national teams despite the efforts made by the association in securing Sponsors for the districts.

“The scouts just concentrate much on Superleague games and giving us blind eye when it comes to identification of players. It pains us a lot because we are doing a lot trying to develop the sport in the country but at the same time, people tasked to look for national team players do not come to watch our games”. He lamented.

Commenting on the inaugural regional Nyasa Capital Finance Cup launch, Manda said as an association, they are excited and impressed saying that is what they anticipated for the region to be more active and at the same time, to be more competitive.

In her remarks, Regional Manager for Nyasa Capital Finance Zione Chiwaula said as a company, they expect the cup to be patronized in a free and fair manner to avoid tarnishing the image of the company.

Chiwaula further appealed to CRFA to use the money for the intended purpose so that the main aim of the cup is achieved; which is to see the youths developing into professional players.

In a ceremonial launch game, Ekas Freight Wanderers defeated Mitundu Strikers FC by two goals to nil. Laurent Kenneth and Limbani Phiri scored in each half. Both teams displayed beautiful football though Ekas Freight Wanderers dominated ball possession.

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and Nyasa Capital Finance Limited Company signed a K45 million Sponsorship deal for the regional cups on 17th September, 2021 at Bingu National Stadium. The contract is expected to run for three years and each region will be getting K5 million per annum.

In the Central region the cup is expected to kick off on 23rd October and end on 18th December, 2021. 24 Premier Division teams are to participate and have been grouped into three zones namely, Mchinji, Salima and Lilongwe.

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