Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has given a hint to hire Burundian Nswazirimo Ramadhan as national football team coach on permanent basis to replace the country’s soccer legend Ernest Mtawali.
FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda disclosed that the body’s technical committee would meet on Saturday to assess his performance.
But Nyirenda seems to be contented with the hard fought 1-0 win over Swaziland on Sunday under the tutelege of the for mer Bullets coach.
“The technical sub committee wound meet on Saturday to see who will be recruited as national team coach,” Nyirenda said.
“But having won they have an advantage for him to be recommended for the position. But I can’t say that he has the job.”
Ramadhan himself confessed warming up for the job saying he has what it takes to handle the hot seat.
He is also a fan favourite and the victory-starved supporters showered him applause carrying placards saying “Ramadhan the tactician, we believe in you.”
It will also be cost effective as the government of Malawi has put its foot down not engage an expatriate coach as Ramadhan works with conditions suited for local.
Getting a monthly salary of about US$30,000 it still a good deal than the five times less what he used to earn at Malawi flagship league champions Nyasa Bullets.
Ramadhan took charge of the team against Swaziland on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium after the dismissal of Mtawali as head coach.
Malawi scrapped a 1-0 deserved win through a Gerald Phiri 8th minute freekick which ensured the Flames first win in nine Africa Cup of Nations qualifying games.
“I would like to thank the government of Malawi, Football association for offering me this chance, he said.
He also commended the supporters for turning out in large numbers to watch the formality match regardless of the outcome it would not have had any impact on the teams chance to qualify.
His undertone also showed that he underated his predecessor Mtawali who was his boss.
The Burundian said he was delighted to see that the same players used in the campaigned had delivered
On his future the former Bullets coach who is fluent in Malawis national local language said it was not for him to decide.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :