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Women football cries out for national league
« on: February 12, 2007, 01:53:43 PM »
Women football authorities say the lack of a national competition in form of either a league or a cup is contributing to the dwindling standards of the sport in the country.
National Women Football Committee (Nawofc) chairperson Dorothy Kasito said this on the sidelines of the Women Football Workshop which ended at Fam’s Chiwembe Technical Centre yesterday.
“Women football is not where it was when we came into office. We have taken it to some heights, but we face problems to fully develop the game because there is no national league or cup which should be the basis for development,” she said.
Kasito said, the women’s game relies on the Chiukepo Mhango Women’s Football League whose sponsorship cake is shared among the country’s three regions.
Nawofc came second to South Africa as the most organised women football body in the region during a meeting held in Namibia last year.
“We have same administration structures with South Africa, but our colleagues are advanced because they have resources and I believe we should not be compared to that country,” she said.
Nawofc treasurer Alice Kanyoli said her committee has been going door-to-door seeking sponsorship “but we are just told to wait”.
On the workshop, Kasito thanked Unicef for bankrolling the show for the third time, to the tune of K264,000. She also expressed gratitude for Toyota Malawi’s donation of T-shirts which were worn by the participants.
During her presentations earlier in the day, one of the workshop’s facilitators Chrissie Mwanza said most of the youth take good care of their teeth, but fail to take care of their bodies.
She also encouraged them to be careful when selecting life partners.
Asked how the workshop will help the young ladies in determining their destiny, national team vice- captain Maggie Chombo said the three-day session was an eye-opener on the dangers of HIV and Aids.
Other topics tackled at the gathering are doping, role of a coach, self- development, HIV and Aids and democracy and human rights.