FA Malawi brands coach Mtawali critics as ‘Monday coaches’

Football Association of Malawi (FAM)  has hit back at critics following that national team’s 2-1 home defeat to Guinea in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Tuesday.

Nyirenda:  Mtawali not to blame

Nyirenda: Mtawali not to blame

General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said the soccer fraternity should reflect on their input hence sharing the blame.

Nyirenda’s statements follows mounting pressure on coach Ernest Mtawali to recall old guards who were overlooked for youthful players.

But the inclusion of Joseph Kamwendo, Harry Nyirenda, Robert Ng’ambi, Chimango Kayira, Zico Mkanda, Gabadinho Mhango, among foreign based in the Guinea games did not yield anything tangible.

Flames 2-1 loss was preceded by an encouraging goalless draw in Conakry March 25.

“Let’s us not blame FAM that we gave coach Ernest Mtawali pressure to abandon the rebuilding exercise for old players because we wanted to win,” he said.

“Everybody was of the opinion that we needed experienced players. After drawing in Guinea who could think of losing  here at home. I call such people Monday coaches.”

Times Goup sports editor Peter Kanjere who is also a sports analyst blamed the loss on the pressure to recall experienced players.

Backing coach Mtawali’s philosophy of rebuilding, Kanjere said the recall of experienced players had not made any difference to the campaign.

He also faulted FAM and Malawi government for a tendency of opting for short term contract instead of long term deals.

Malawi are on bottom of the group L with two points from four games with two games against Zimbabwe and Swaziland to wrap up the campaign.

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Bibo lunatic

My name is IDIOT BIBO, my wife is refusing me conjugal rights and thats why iam angry to everyone. My D!ck has lost its erection power. Oh my God.


@BIBO, I would like to repeat, Zim will beat Malawi 7-0. Sorry Mr Idiot Bibo, come the match day you gonna put your tail btwn your legs.
I dont blame you i blame your wife who is depriving you of sex.

Jobeh Chikonamombe

Your government makes efforts to improve your sports but you just are not good enough…Malawians are only good at meting instant mob justice on defensiless accused people without even proving them guilty…the merciless killing of “offenders” by the mob and cases of ritual murders in Malawi shows that you are still a garden of Eden vis-a-vis civilisation.

Jobeh Chikonamombe
Bibo, Zimbabwe has been to the Afcon twice in 2004 (Tunisia) and 2006 (Egypt) winning one match, losing one and drawing one…a better recrd than yours. I think Mubvumbi is right, Malawi simply lacks talent at the moment…that’s all… Hee Mugabe this Mugabe that, you seem to be typing with open eyes and a closed mind…what does Mugabe have to do with soccer, you say Zimbabweans are passive because they are being led by an old man, are you encouraging us to be violent agents of regime change ? You had your own Kamuzu, why didnt you remove him violently… Read more »

Laughed at Times news analysis. Fam is right on Malawi journals Pilirani Kachinziri of Times for example singled out player isaac kaliati to be replaced and prior to that advocated for a 4 4 2 after which when all was applied we conceded the 2nd goal and became vulnerable to attacks. So team Walter you are like Jacob Zuma now at the end of the road as football wont develop under your guard.


Mabvumbi, what interest do you have in Malawi? You are such a sick character with no grey matter at all. When Malawians complain about their poor results, that doesn’t make Zimbabwe a powerhouse. get real and help Mugabe out of the mess Zim is and will conmtinue being in. redirect your efforts and energy

Mmalawi weniweni

Munamuchotseranji Young Chimodzi ataluzitsa kwa Zimbabwe? mesa anabweretsa Cosafa plate after beating Bafana and chipolopolo using locals..that was building the team..munaiphwasuliranji team ya cosafa…pamafunika kukonza kutsogolo otherwise, that was the best team as it played good football.. Mtawali ndi ofunika under 20 osati senior team.

Woikonda wokhumu-dwa
Useless govt makes useless sports ministry, whch has useless Sports Council whch has people who started working there since 80’s as if Sports Council is their farm, which also has useless FAM which have people who started in 2003 with no vision at all, the same is leading to useless National Foot ball Team and coach who is also visionless in the whole 90 + minutes of a football game. How do we develop football if FAM is happy with elimination of its team? People have to criticise becoz its our tax money that the flames are blowing, and at… Read more »
This Mubvumbi beast must have been tamed under the barbaric ZANU Pf clout. You Zimbabweans are as passive as sleepy allowing an old lion with no teeth to squeeze your lives- you better concentrate on praying for an imminent passing of your despot than wasting time on commenting on Malawian online publications. You got no business sniffing into our sporting affairs and you have to let Malawians deal with their problems. By the way,since when has Zimbabwe been a big footballing nation? You only went to Afcon once in Burkina Faso in 1998 and you got extinguished before the closure… Read more »

@KANYIMBI, Please write in English becoz i can not understand your Blantyre language.

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