Malawi national football coaches Young Chimodzi and his assistant Jack Chamangwana are in the dark over the Football Association of Malawi’s intention to engage a British coach Andy Dell as consultant for a month.
Assistant coach Jack Chamangwana declined to comment on how they would work with the British coach who was once coach of Surestream Academy.
“It’s difficult to comment because we don’t know anything about the consultant,” Chamangwana said.
“We can only competently comment on this once we are officially told about the consultant. Otherwise we have not been anything and we are only reading this in the newspapers,” Chamangwana said.
But FAM President Walter Nyamilandu insisted that the coaches were aware of the move.
“The idea was discussed with the coaches during the technical meeting. But they will be officially briefed upon arrival because we needed the executive committee to first approve it,” Nyamilandu said.
He said there was no need to seek a consent from the coaches before engaging Dell.
“We don’t need a buy-in from coaches because the consultant is coming for a specific assignment,” he said.
“His report and advice will be critical to us going forward while assessing and evaluating the team. He will be at the disposal of the coaches. It will be up to the coaches solicit his advice.”
Nyamilandu said the consultant was crucial since FAM needed an independent assessment of the coaches.
“We also need a fair assess of their performance bearing in mind that their contracts are up for renewal,” he said.
FAM and Malawi government will need to make an informed decision when considering whether to renew their contract or not rather than leaving Technical director John Kaputa.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :