Malawi can still hire expatriate coach, says FAM President

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Mac Millan Walter Nyamilandu said despite government advising the body to employ a local coach due to inadequate funds, they have received more applications from overseas and some looks enticing therefore they are “still consulting” with the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports on possibility to hire foreign coach.

Nyamilandu: Door not shut for expatriate coach

Nyamilandu: Door not shut for expatriate coach

Nyamilandu said a final decision will be made at FAM executive committee meeting scheduled for next weekend, stressing that “the door is not completely closed for an expatriate.”

Currently, the Flames coaching post remain vacant following Young Chimodzi’s dismissal last month and Ernest Mtawari was appointed by FAM as temporary coach for the flames.

Nyamilandu said a “short-listing exercise” of both international and local applications will be done next week.

Football pundits however says Malawi should that believing in local coaches and invest much in developing talents from the grass roots.

The new coach will be named by 1 August, according to FAM general secretary, Sugzo Nyirenda, and will have his first assignment a month later.

“The new flames mentor will be known by the first of August and will have one month to prepare for his first assignment with the Malawi national football team and we know that is enough time for one to prepare,” said Nyirenda.

“We want a coach who will be bringing results not excuse that is why we are looking for someone who has experience either by coaching at a club level or national teams,” he added.

The new coach will be responsible for the players call ups, administering of training s well as following up both local and international players how they are faring in their respective clubs, according to FAM.

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16 thoughts on “Malawi can still hire expatriate coach, says FAM President”

  1. nyasa boy says:

    Tipumepo mpila wamyendo kwazaka 5 mwina ndikuzayambabwino

  2. Blessings Kaweru says:

    The best of flames is no longer there, we’re tired of stories we Want some changes, invest more in league games by finding ways to the clubs without sponsors to find sponsors, from there we can manage to build a strong Flames

  3. Luton says:

    Nyamilandu ndithu just go enough is enough

  4. If malawian football requires an expatriate !

    Why NOT

    Try an expatriate president in Government affairs ???

    Hot Debate what do you think ??

  5. Nyamilandu just go peacefully I think it’s about time now.

  6. The issue is not the coach but motivate the players.

  7. gabrie says:

    I prefer ntawari to be a coach

  8. Analyst says:

    Kumeneku kukhale kufuna ma vote a u president wa FAM kokhakokhako? Koma zinazi ukawona kamba anga mwala ndithu.

  9. marumbo mtawali says:

    I think its not good to bring a foreign coach as of now cause AFCON is already in progress its better to employ local coach because he will be familiar with the players while a foreign coach will take time to get settled as a result we we not qualify.

  10. Bola Kwimuka. says:

    If you continue paying PEANUTS to players, gp get monkeys to play for you because peanuts will be Christmas for them.

  11. sikusinja says:

    Like Kananji said this week after nomads game, the coach is not the one who misses from close range during the game. The players need to get serious with their assignments. These boys do well ku training but game time they r totally different players. We need to get more sponsorship for super league teams, proper training facilities for super league teams, and our players need to eat well all the time not just during national team camps. There is a reason Military teams and police teams do well and mostly it’s because the nature of their jobs requires them to be in good physical condition. So the Bullets. Nomads, Silver can have the best players talent wise, the military teams have the best players fitness wise. That’s why Micro Mhone is small but has both talent and physical fitness that’s why he is good. Whereas the other small players like achina Albert Mpinganjira cud not get professional contracts and we used to say because of size when it wasn’t. Messi is the best player but he isn’t also the biggest player. We need to develop a strong ethic in our players and that can’t be found ku national team camp.

  12. Honest says:

    Zizungu zizavuta heavy! Coach azanena zina. Player azamva zina. Ma own goal kutapa kutaya.

  13. Malawi wa Lero says:

    Foreign or local coach, Malawi football is doomed. The problem is that we do not have a large pool of talented players to tap from. Its high time we started concentrating on grassroot football development, thus developing the spine of the Flames.

  14. piyo says:

    The problem with Malawi football is not a coach bt the crop of players which we have……. they don’t even have energy….. xxxx

  15. Think Tank says:

    Have you looked at the caliber of the players? There is no coach who coaches to do a selfie(own goal) as we have seen of late. You can bring Mourihno but if you have players who dont want to listen to the coach,then it is a waste of time and money.

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