Coaching

Chigoli's coaching structure is based upon a wide base of footballing knowledge, creating a well balanced, forward thinking coaching proposition blending Malawian and European expertise to benefit our young players.

Chigoli's coaching programme consists of a variety of whole team, position specific, conditioning, technical and tactical sessions ensuring Chigoli players skills and understand of the game are always improving. Players also frequently watch video footage of their performances linked to coaching themes and have to peer and self assess their performance.

Thom Mkolongo - Chigoli Head Coach Coaching Highlights - CAF A Licence, Former Malawi Women's National Team Head Coach,  Former Super League of Malawi winning coach (Silver Strikers), National Team (Mens) Assistant Head Coach, CIVO Service United Head Coach.

Thom Mkolongo - Chigoli Head Coach

Coaching Highlights - CAF A Licence, Former Malawi Women's National Team Head Coach,  Former Super League of Malawi winning coach (Silver Strikers), National Team (Mens) Assistant Head Coach, CIVO Service United Head Coach.

Chigoli's Head Coach, Thom Mkolongo has won the Superleague of Malawi as a coach, holds a CAF A Licence, is a former Malawi Women National Team Head Coach and  National Team Assistant Coach to Stephen Constantine, who now manages India.

Both Chigoli founders are qualified European coaches and former English Premier League academy players. Caitlin MacMillan heads up the Chigoli Goalkeeper programme and is the only European Qualified goal keeper coach in the country. She is sharing her wealth of knowledge with a Malawian understudy and previously played in the Scottish Women's Premier League.

Chigoli is also supported by two FAM C licenced local coaches and a FAM accredited referee.

Both Thom and founder, George Maguire are qualified school teachers. This creates a child friendly and focused training environment for players to thrive within.

Our players train in private secure facilities, in a well resourced, driven yet supportive environment where young players are motivated to improve.