Ex Malawi coach Chimodzi says: ‘I saw the sacking coming’

Fired Flames coach Young Chimodzi claims he suspected he would not see out his contract considering events that characterized his last term in charge.

Chimodzi:  Life goes on

Chimodzi: Life goes on

The Football Association of Malawi confirmed that its emergency executive committee meeting held on Sunday agreed to sack Chimodzi and his assistant Jack Chamangwana owing to the team’s poor performance.

Chimodzi has become the first coaching casualty of 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying after a matchday 1 home defeat by Zimbabwe.

The coach also confirmed being informed about his firing by an inside source at FAM on Saturday evening after the Zimbabwe game, but was quick to point out that he saw it coming.

Chimodzi and Chamangwana are former national team stars as is Ernest Mtawali, who has been put in temporary charge.

Quizzed how he took the news, Chimodzi said it was part of life and insists life goes on.

“I thank FAM and government for their support. It’s part of life and l wish Ernest all the best as he take over from me,” said Chimodzi.

On his future he said: “We will see how it goes but mind you lam a business man so for the meantime l will concentrate on my business.”

FAM hopes to name a permanent coach by August 1 after considering local and foreign applicants.

Malawi are in Group L and the other match in that mini-league also produced a shock with Swaziland winning 2-1 away to 2015 Cup of Nations quarter-finalists Guinea.

Swaziland host Malawi in early September in matchday 2 and another loss for the ‘Flames’ would almost certainly extinguish any chance of reaching the 2017 tournament in Gabon.

Only group winners are guaranteed finals places, with just the best two runners-up from the 12 four-team groups accompanying them.

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22 thoughts on “Ex Malawi coach Chimodzi says: ‘I saw the sacking coming’”

  1. Towa Bethuel Chirwa says:

    SHAME TO YC AND JC THESE HAVE LET US DOWN ALL ALONG THEIR FEATURING WAS POOR FAVOURING PLAYERS FROM SILVER CLINGING TO HARAWA WHO ONLY DOES WELL ON PENALTY SHOOT OUT LEAVING SWINI WHO COULD HAVE MADE US CARRY THE DAY THEY RIPED WHAT THEY SAWED BEHAVIOUR BREEDS BEHAVIOUR

  2. COMMONER says:

    Welcum 2 the “HALL OF FAME” for the fired coaches in Malawi. i told u last year YC and JC that at a tym like this 1 next year 2015 u wil be jobless. if u saw it cuming what did u do? SHAME, SHAME , SHAME. Enough of this. WHO IS NEXT ?

  3. Vincent kammanya says:

    Malawi needs to improve its domestic football first then the flames will perform better. FAM and SULOM should work on improving the game not concetrating on gate collection. Otherwise even the best coach do nothing with the current way of adminstering soccer. Lets move away from business as usual syndrom.

  4. The Truthful One from the West says:

    The underperformance by Flames reflect a general performance by Malawi in many fields. It is not surprising that Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world 50years after becoming independent. MBC is just a mouthpiece of the ruling DPP. Even the Community Colleges program is based on a fundamentally flawed reasoning that there is a huge demand for artisans that is not being met. Yet many artisans are not employed. Even self employment depends on sufficient demand for goods and services-that is a viable market. DPP has no vision, strategy and policy to transform this country .

  5. Kanyama Chima says:

    There is a problem at FAM as well. These FAM dudes seem to be clueless in football administration- how would they appoint Constantine, the former coach of Nepal and leave that guy who was assistant to the Brazilian team at one of the world cup finals?

    Don’t just blame the coach. The basis of our problems in football is adminitrative not technical otherwise how would competent administrators work with incompetent technical personnel for more than a year?

  6. sangulukani makwakwa says:

    Coaching panel need to be changed ,otherwise,we are tired of loses

  7. willard Thipa says:

    What make papa and ngalande to be out of the first choice???????? Why malata and goal boy please Ernest do not do the same mistakes, Goalboy and malata Ayi!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Mavi pathako says:

    Tazingo pitani amwene, mwatilepheretsa after all mwapangapo chani cho oneka SHUPIT.

  9. Rodgers Banda says:

    I wish Mtawali should impliment MYP tough rules to our boys if they are to be successful. Otherwise it is the same airy castles of Chimodzi. Our boys are unteachable bunch of loosers.

  10. XYZ says:

    Chalaka bakha nkhuku singatole. Amafooka aserne wenger wa ARSENAL kutenga champions league ndiye a chimodzi ndindani.

  11. steven says:

    Let’s wait and see

  12. chindaxi says:

    FAM also need to be reshuffled. Don’t just push the blame to coaches.

  13. Dr Mbewe says:

    Zioona, Malawi should concentrate on netball that malawians do better. Government should pump a lot of funds on netball. Football should just be a game of exercise.

  14. Truck says:

    You have done your part Jack and Young don’t worry they can try another Coach but one day they will call both of you Guys back to Coach the Flames.

  15. mulalo says:

    Go to rural primary and secondary xools and get the young boys train them well, send them to brasile to lean how to play football. you will see malawi will be better in football. Fam stop westing our time and money by changing coaches try to change the players some their too old and they don’t take instructions. Beside these town money mongers the don’t care about their country what need is money and convicing their family that they play in national team. We need players that the can make this country proud put us to the map like the let Ruben malola did in those days. One day we will come to ur offices and burn then down cause we are tired loosing even to a team that we coold win the game.

  16. ntopwito says:

    Chimodzi u’ve done ur part vuto si iwe bt prayers,it is like in class a teacher teaches but looking the output of students very few makes to college so sd we be saying aphunzitsi achoke yet ena same class apita ku university,vuto apa si coach but the crop of prayes we have now ndiye ali ndi vuto.Tiyeni nazo

  17. ahoy says:

    AChimodzi, u were given targets. And loosing to Zimbabwe, a team that did not train n arrived early Saturday morning is shameful. Worst, your player refused to b substituted. Sacking is the only option apa.

  18. phaka says:

    Really u sacking coming?

  19. Victor says:

    That is coaching job Young.Your friend here in Mozambique Joao Chissano has also been fired after the Mambas lost in Maputo 0-1 to Rwanda. All the best guys go and coach the Super League clubs.

  20. mwe says:

    Adani anakuchulukirani a You Go…its lucky you survived to this day. I can see a smile on PK and other haters

  21. Namate says:

    vuto si macoach koma mbuzi za ma players, amangokhuta bibida ndi nthumbwana zawo uko ndiye kuti angawine mpira? Even Enerst he will not survive , Malawi is not a football country rrather it is a netbll country and government should completely stop funding football tizingomenya socials basitu

  22. Austin says:

    All the best to Ernest, but am nt seeing the flames qualifyng to the Gabon…

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