FAM to process permanent work permit for Ramadhan: Malawi assistant coach

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has committed to process permanent work permit for Burundian hired as Malawi national football team assistant coach Nsazwirwimo Ramadhan.

Malawi coaches:  Ernest (left) and Ramadan...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Malawi coaches: Ernest (left) and Ramadan…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

FAM President Mac Millan Walter Nyamilandu said the Bullets coach, who was offered a temporary work permit amidst threats of deportation, would be required to travel countrywide in talent scouting mission.

“We are going to facilitate the processing of permanent work permit for Ramadhan because now that he is assistant coach for Malawi, he will be required to go for scouting mission,” Nyamilandu said.

The Burundian was unveiled national team assistant coach on 31 July after coming second to the Flames legend Ernest Mtawali following interviews which Mighty Be Forward Wanderer development officer Eddington Ng’onamo and former Bullets coach Gilbert Chirwa attended.

Bullets processed a temporary work permit to allow him work for six months at the club.

He spent a good part of the first round of the season working behind the scenes as he was not illegible to work on the touchline.

Meanwhile, Bullets FC have said they will not block the coach from joining the national team.

“We had foreseen this development the moment he was shortlisted for interviews. We cannot block him because that is even good news to us,” said Bullets Vice General Secretary Kelvin Moyo.

“We wish him all the best as for his new challenges at the national team.”

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At 7, Mnunkhaludzu, Mtawali is Malawian by birth. I think you are a young person. You do not know him. He was born here and was playing for Hardware Stars in the 70, and 80s. He was part of the Malawi national team that won the 1979 East and Central Africa Challenge Cup along with Young Chimodzi. That time he was just a young player. He went to RSA in the 80’s for grenner pastures. Know your history before we expose your stupidity and ignorance. Ndi mwana wa pa Karonga ameneyo. Also know that Mtawali used to come home regularly… Read more »
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There is no such a thing as permanent work permit. What is a reporter talking about? at #4, Enerst Mtawali is 100% Malawian. Some of you are showing your ignorance. He has never been South African. Do you know that Mtawali used to play for the national team while he was in RSA? He has a resident permit which entiltes him to stay in RSA as long as he wants. It is called a green card in US. This means he can go back to RSA and live their for good if he wants. But he is not South African.… Read more »
Ramadhan is more Malawian than Ernest Mtawali. He has been here in Malawi for over 10 years. FAM can process a Permanent resident based on this fact! He is eligible to be a permanent resident. Only that our immigration rules have great shortfalls! Ernest is a South African national and he requires to obtain a work permit too unless he denounces his South African citizenship. Malawi does not allow dual citizenship at the moment and on this reason he needs to obtain a work permit. However, I wish you all the best as you take up this new challenge. Don’t… Read more »

Too much drama here, Enerst holds a South African Passport and that other idiot has a Burundi passport. They are all foreigners , dont fool us

prof ziki

How can you choose a Head coach a Malawian and an assistant from outside Malawi. As a mathematician my thinking is that if you were able to identify a Head coach within Malawi then it is easy to get an assistant coach in Malawi.


Walter you are doing things in revrse. You should have started with the permit before the appointment. Though we know they will not also stay for a long time


Simesa mumati mumafuna a Malawi for the job, kodi ku Bulundi sikunjanso pano?




FAM or the Reporter must able to differentiate the terms properly because they are vague the way they have presented both in newspaper or online ask immigration the meaning of the terms on technical aspects.Cheap Journalism


Permanent work permit? For an expatriate coach? Or you do not know what you are talking about? Or you meant a longer term TEP?

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