The Malawi Under-17 Men’s National Football Team coach Dekleck Nsakakuona is today expected to name the last 30 players he will use for the COSAFA Youth Championship beginning mid this month.
Nsakakuona called in camp 44 players for a training that begun yesterday on Thursday, to come up with the 30 he will proceed with from tomorrow Saturday.
Speaking to Football Association of Malawi-FAM Media after the end of the training on Thursday, Nsakakuona said he is happy with the form of the players, saying it shows they were prepared for the camp.
“They are all here and for sure they are doing well. We had first training in the morning and we had the last one this afternoon. We need to have 30 players by the end of business tomorrow (Friday) because from Saturday, we need to have 30 players training, ready for the championship in South Africa.
“They are good, it shows that when they got the news that they have been called for the under 17 camp, they were prepared. They were training on their own and we did not have much problems with fitness, I think it is a matter of us coaches to put something in them for the sake of team-work.” Nsakakuona said.
The team is currently at Mpira Village in Blantyre, but it is expected to travel to Lilongwe where they will continue with their training and leave from the same city to South Africa.
Nsakakuona said, from next week Monday, the team will be training three times a day as he is working on coordination, to have a maximum performance in the competition.
“After doing this program, the boys will be ready for the tournament.” He assured.
The Malawi Under-17 team-Junior Flames, are in Group B alongside longtime rivals Zambia, Botswana and Comoros.