Blantyre, Malawi Under-17 National Football Team, Junior Flames Head Coach, Deklerk Msakakuona, says he wants his team to play more friendly matches in preparation for the 2018 Africa Youth Championships.
Coach Msakakuona made the remarks on Friday in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana).
Msakakuona said Football Association of Malawi (FAM) should also arrange for more international friendly games and training camps if the junior flames to become a better team.
As the coach, l was impressed with the performance of my boys at the 2017 Cosafa Cup Youth Championship but we still have a lot of work to do. We need to have more training camps and play more friendly matches to build a strong team, said Msakakuona.
In a separate interview, FAM’s General Secretary (GS), Alfred Gunda, said FAM already has programs that will keep the boys busy like the Under-17 and 20 leagues.
We already have some programs that will keep the boys busy such as the FAM Under-17 and 20 regional leagues, said Gunda.
Moreover, he said apart from FAM arranging some friendly games for the junior flames, it will also consider the aspect of the team having training camps at least once every two months.
The Junior Flames won a Bronze medal at the just ended 2017 Cosafa Cup Under-17 Youth Championship in Mauritius after finishing on third position.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA