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- Written by Michael Mmeya
The proposal by the National Women Football Committee (NWFC) to break for two years sounds ghostly, but I see merit in it. The NWFC leadership has said clearly that it would like to rebuild a national team that would bring results and I do not imagine any wisdom that can fault that reasoning.
But Severia Chalira and her committee ought to plan carefully for this important exercise; otherwise, it might lead to a natural death for Malawi women football. If the exercise is to bear fruit, NWFC will have to be assured of more funding than is usually the case; hence, FAM must be the first to buy the two-year break idea, which they must support by funding and helping to source additional support elsewhere. The usual reliance on government funding will not yield the intended result; and, hopefully, government will not mistake the break for a relief on its purse. But most importantly, NWFC must sell to FAM and other stakeholders, a proposal that is sure to take the game to another level after the break. And, for goodness’ sake, here is a chance for companies and individuals to be associated with a worthwhile cause.
Bullets chaos a shame
The ugly scenes between two Big Bullets factions we heard about at their clubhouse on Wednesday are not part of the desired football fan. That was football ‘war’. The fist-fighting that happened at the team’s home could turn into something nasty when the warring parties meet on the street and are joined by elements that already do not wish the team well. Posterity should judge those orchestrating this chaos. And I suppose, those that took the law into their hands in the name of football will not blame anyone when the law catches up with them sooner or later.