Fiona Hyslop Highlights Linlithgow Rose at World Cup Qualifier

Local MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency, Fiona Hyslop, has highlighted Linlithgow Rose FC’s presence at the African World Cup Qualifying Games.

In 2022 Fiona wrote to local football teams across her Constituency to let them know about a national campaign to send unused football strips to Malawi for local teams there to play in a full matching strip. Fiona was delighted when Linlithgow Rose Football Club replied to say they wanted to get involved. A number of strips and equipment arrived in Malawi in August 2023, teams at Ekwaiweni Tafika Sports Academy (ETSA) in the north of the country, and at Play Football Malawi (PFM) in the capital, Lilongwe were pleased to receive the Linlithgow Rose strips and equipment.

Just this week, Fiona’s office received notification that the Linlithgow Rose strips – worn by the Play Football Malawi in Lilongwe – were proudly on display as they helped out at the World Cup Qualifier between Kenya and Ivory Coast. The match was played in Malawi because there are currently no CAF/FIFA-approved stadiums available in Kenya.

Fiona commented,

“Linlithgow Rose represented at a World Cup Qualifier is an exciting sight to behold!

“I would like to thank the organisers of Strips for Malawi for alerting me to their attendance as ball boys at the important match, and also again to Linlithgow Rose for their generous donation.

“The Strips to Malawi Project is a fantastic initiative and I am proud to support it.”