Football Association of Malawi(FAM) has embraced the use of technology in the soccer fraternity by donating top range HP laptops to its nine Member Associations.
According to a Media release which Malawi Muslims Official Website has seen, FAM has made the donation as one way of promoting the use of technology in the Management of game.
FAM Second Vice President, who is also Finance and Administration Committee chairperson Othniel Hara said the game has evolved a lot and “there is a need to embrace the use of technology at all levels.”
“The use of computers is part of our daily lives nowadays. As football, we also need to move in the same direction and use technology to manage the game. We noted that the Member Associations had challenges with equipment and as a starting point we thought of buying them laptops. We believe this will help to ease their record management,” said Hara.
Northern Region Football Association chairperson Lameck Khonje thanked FAM for the gesture saying they were facing problems managing data in the absence of computers.
“Football is all about data and statistics. But we were having problems managing data as we were mostly doing it manually. This is a very welcome development as this will enable us to timely produce and manage our records,” said Khonje.
The laptops are valued at K790,000.00 each translating to K7.1 million, according to the statement.