The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has made a sensible choice , it has hired football legend Ernest Mtawali as the new coach for the national team, aka Flames and Burundian Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan who is coach for local giants Big Bullets will be his assistant, Nyasa Times understands.
The new coach is expected to be unveiled by FAM this Saturday, 1 August 2015 to replace Young Chimodzi who was sacked on 14 June 2015, following the Flames 2-1 loss to Zimbabwe in a 2017 AFCON qualifier. Also in Group L are Swaziland and Guinea.
Mtawali and Ramadhan have become susseccesful from a short-listed four coaches who included Eddingtone Ng’onamo and Gilbert Chirwa.
They were interviewed on Thursday, according to FAM General Secretary, Suzgo Nyirenda .
Mtawali is not an elite coach, but if the constraints were local tactician, available and financially viable, the former midfield maestro was clearly the best option.
Malawi have since been paired with Tanzania in the World Cup qualifiers.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :