FAZ to conduct U-17 countrywide trials

The Football Association has announced that it will conduct countrywide trials in the U-17 category of the mens national team.

The trials would be conducted by the association’s technical directorate with selected individuals subjected to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) tests.

Association Technical Director Lyson Zulu consented to the development adding that all the provincial headquarters would host open trials for prospective under-17 players.

He said trials would be held between the 10-14 May, with coordinators across the provinces informed of the selection processes.

Zulu cautioned that selected candidates would undergo a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test at the end of the selection to ascertain their ages.

The selected candidates from provincial level will converge in Lusaka on May 16 for further national team trials that will conclude and result into the formation of a national U17 squad expected to compete at the 2019 Cosafa championship in Malawi.

The FAZ technical directorate stated that it would work closely with Under-17 national team coach Oswald Mutapa in the talent identification process.

The association has since identified youth coaches across the country that will help in the selection process for talent in all provinces.

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