The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has urged football team doctors to look beyond treating normal football injuries and take responsibility in enforcing ant doping measures at their respective teams.
FAM Executive Committee member Daud Suleman made the remarks when he officially opened a four day Sports Medicine workshop at the Mpira Village in Blantyre on Monday 13 February 2017.
Suleiman said team doctors fail to monitor the lifestyle’s of their players, who are subjected to numerous substances that put them at the risk of doping.
“Team doctors play a very important role in the technical aspect of our football. Our players are our assets as such we need to make sure that they are in good shape both physically as well as in lifestyle sense.
“Lately our lifestyles has been comprised a lot with so much drinks and foods on the market and if we are not careful we will be exposing our players to substances that are on the banned list.
“It is the duty of our team doctors to make sure that all substances that our players are exposed to do not compromise doping issues,” said Suleman.
The workshop has attracted 25 participants including all Super League teams’ doctors.
It is being facilitated by Fifa trained instructors, former Flames doctor Mathews Mangondo and current Flames doctor Levison Mwale.
Among other topics the workshop will tackle Rehabilitation, sport injuries, improving performances strategies. Communicable diseases. Concussion in sports, Doping, Nutrition and cardiac Arrest
Full list of participants-
G Bray Sangala – Azam Tigers Football Club
Felix Mwalule – Nyasa Big Bullets Football Club
Sam Matukuta – Be Forward Football Club
Willy Kamoto – Fisd Football Club
Tony Chewa – Red Lions Football Club
Chikondi Kamanga – Silver Strikers Football Club
Liso Duwe – EPAC Football Club
Fyson Chimkango – Kamuzu Barracks Football Club
Noel Kainja – Blue Eagles Football Club
Victor Jobo – Dwangwa United Football Club
McDonald Linyama – MAFCO Football Club
Richard Kumwenda – Master Security Football Club
Christopher Mwenigamba – Mzuni Football Club
Ganizani Mamu – Moyale Barracks Football Club
Jonathan Gondwe – Chitipa United Football Club
No name available – Blantyre United Football Club
Milly Kumwenda – National Women Football Team
Hilda Phiri – National Women Football Team
Captain Kondwani Chipanda – U 17 National Football Team
Wisdom Mkandawire – U 20 National Football Team
Hape Tembo – Ear marked for future Youth Teams
Levison Mwale – FIFA Sports Medicine Local Instructor
Mathews Mangondo – FIFA Sports Medicine Local Instructoe
Isaac Chapweteka – Invited specialist (COM)
Kenneth Kapatuka – Invited specialist(COM)