The Scottish Football Supporters Association, working with the Scottish Malawi Partnership, recently visited Lilongwe and Blantyre in Malawi. The main objectives were to explore the opportunities that might exist in the communities to establish football links between the two countries.
As part of the development visit, SFSA Ambassador Jimmy Bone and Co Founder of the SFSA Paul Goodwin, supported grassroots football through a series of coaching sessions throughout the country, as well as having meetings with The British Council, the Malawi FA and the League.
Kippen Primary School heard of the initiative and donated football kit that was no longer in use. Patricio Kulemeka, from Play Soccer Malawi, was on hand along with Jimmy and Paul to donate the kit to a very deserving school, Nachilambo Primary School in Bembeke district, which is south of the capital city of Lilongwe. Patricio said, “Scotland has a very special place in the minds of the people of Malawi and kind gestures like this are really appreciated, so thank you everyone at Kippen Primary School”.
Paul Goodwin said, “It was a very humbling experience to see how little equipment the school had and yet to see how enthused the kids were for their education and, of course, for football. It was a small gesture but one that was hugely appreciated”
The SFSA is working on plans that will hopefully see them back in the country in early 2020, and if there are any schools or clubs that have usable kit or football boots that they would like to donate to teams or schools in Malawi, then please get in touch with Paul . He can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org