In an effort to curb age cheating, the Football Association of Malawi(FAM) says that it will carry out an intensive age screening on players that are interested to join Flames under-17.
FAM’s General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said this on Monday, adding that all interested players will undergo age screening as part of trials in readiness for Cosafa Under-17 Championship set for Mauritius later this month.
” We are calling for all talented U- 17 players to attend trials which will be conducted this week in all the regions to identify players for the camp.”
”All players eligible to participate in the trials must be born on or after 1st January 2000. The players will undergo intensive age screening before the trials,” said Nyirenda.
Malawi Under-17 National Team will face Zambia, Mozambique and Madagascar in the tournament to run from 22nd to 31st July 2016 in Port Louis in Mauritius.
Meanwhile, FAM has entrusted the services of Derklerk Msakakuona as Head Coach while Tione Mhone will be second in-charge of the junior flames.
Mike Banda from the Kamuzu Academy will be the Team Manager while Goalkeepers’ Trainer will be Heathwin Nkumbaleza.
The Under-17 team is expected to start camp training on Sunday 10th July 2016 at Mpira Village in the commercial city of Blantyre.