The newly elected Beach Soccer Association executive says it intends to introduce women beach soccer in the country.
This was one of the resolutions made at a two-day strategic planning meeting by the executive which took place at Mphasa Lodge in Salima from 3rd to 4th October, 2020.
The meeting came up with a strategic plan for the next four years which will be reviewed annually. It also resolved not to participate in the Copa Dar es Salaam this year as it felt there was no enough time for preparation.
The association agreed to take beach soccer to Malawi schools, engage stakeholders to sponsor beach soccer and to engage in capacity building for referees, coaches as well as administrators.
General Secretary for the association, Wakisa Mwambetania, told SWAM 365 that the meeting was quite fruitful and that every member of the executive is geared to work hard towards the development of beach soccer in the country.
“It’s true we want to introduce women beach soccer in the country because countries implemented this way back.
Women can play beach soccer just as they play normal football,” explained Mwambetania.
Beach Soccer Association was recently allocated K15 million by the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) from the COVID-19 Relief Fund disbursed by FIFA.
Panganeni Ndovi, who is Beach Soccer Association Vice Chairperson, said the funds will be used prudently.