FIFA launched a global football development plan to support youth domestic leagues and to help more young players fulfil their potential, with a pilot project launched in Malawi on 31st October 2015
The project follows a decision by FIFA to promote male and female youth football competitions as a key priority during the financial cycle 2015-2018, with the aim of boosting participation and ensuring a stronger pathway from grassroots to elite-level football for young players.
Malawi was chosen for this project as it has already implemented some very successful grassroots courses and defined a clear technical development policy for the coming years Fifa expects to implement similar initiatives in other member associations which present a well-defined grassroots structure but lack proper competitions at youth level.
The league is divided into two regions the Centre with 11 District Teams and South Eastern Region with Seven teams
Malawi is happy that is one of the pilot projects for this programme. This league will expose 360 players to competitive football at a tender age and will act as a bridge to ensure that no talent is lost between the grassroots projects and the FAM FMB under-20 League. Malawi hope this programme will turn out to be historic in the long-term success of it’s national teams.
The League will end in June 2016
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