Malawi Olympic Committee (Moc) drilled 25 coaches (also known as teamers) during a two-day FutbolNet training workshop held at OlympAfrica Centre in Lilongwe over the weekend.
A Spanish university developed the FutbolNet programme in collaboration with La Liga giants, Barcelona.
OlympAfrica Centre Manager, Joseph Kasonya, said the participants, drawn from Lilongwe schools, were equipped with knowledge of the game.
“The main objective of the workshop was to train the participants on how to impart knowledge to the kids in their respective schools. We believe that FutbolNet Programme is important to the boys and girls because it teaches them moral values,” Kasonya said.
One of the participants, Steve Moza, said he would impart the knowledge gained to boys and girls in schools.
Unlike the usual football game, FutbolNet has components of pre-match discussions, actual playing and post-match discussions.
After a game, players discuss to determine the winner.
During post-match discussions, points are awarded to the two teams and the side with highest points emerges the winner.
To make the sport more interesting, the two teams celebrate together whenever a goal is scored.
During a game, girls and boys play in the same team and a point is awarded to every goal scored by a boy while a goal by a girl carries two points.