Breaking: Fam Announces Abasi Makawa as Malawi Women's National Football Team Coach ahead of Cosafa Cup Tournament



The Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has made significant changes to the coaching staff for the Malawi Women's National Football team, under the guidance of head coach Lovemore Fazili. Fam recently announced the appointments of Abasi Makawa and Chisomo Banda as assistant coaches.

Abasi Makawa, previously serving as the first assistant coach, has now been promoted to the role of assistant coach, taking over from Andrew Chikhosi. Makawa's experience and dedication have earned him this new responsibility within the coaching setup. Additionally, Chisomo Banda, who previously worked as a fitness trainer, has now been appointed as an assistant coach as well. This move demonstrates the recognition of Banda's capabilities and her ability to contribute to the team's success.

To further bolster the coaching staff, former Flames midfielder Robert Ng'ambi has taken over as the fitness trainer, bringing his expertise and experience to the team. Furthermore, Simplex Nthala, a former Flames goalkeeper, has been appointed as the goalkeepers' trainer, succeeding Phillip Nyasulu.

In other news, Coach Lovemore Fazili has revealed a 42-member squad that will commence their training camp at Mpira Village this Sunday, in preparation for the upcoming Cosafa Cup tournament. The tournament is scheduled to take place from October 4th to 15th in Johannesburg, South Africa. Fazili’s selection includes talented players such as Tabitha Chawinga and Temwa Chawinga, who currently play in China, as well as Sabina Thom, a striker from TP Mazembe, and Chimwemwe Madise, a defender from Elite Ladies.

The Malawi Women's National Football team, known as the Scorchers, will compete in Group A alongside the host nation South Africa, eSwatini, and Madagascar. This squad selection and the subsequent training camp aim to ensure that the team is well-prepared for the upcoming tournament and equipped to showcase their talents on the international stage.

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