RVG signs 3-year deal to become Malawi coach

Expatriate coach  Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) from Belgium has been appointed the new Malawi national team tactician  on a three-year deal with Football Association of Malawi (FAM), his agent Antonio Carlo and FAM confirmed on Saturday.

Done deal;Nyamilandu introduces Ronny to his assistant coaches

Nyamilandu introduces Ronny to his assistant coaches

FAM president Walter Nyamilandu said RVG is “outstanding ” choice and expect to get down to business right away.

Nyamilandu said in principle van Geneugden had accepted FAM’s offer.

“We are delighted to give van Geneugden the mantle to be Malawi coach,”said Nyamiladu.

The 48-year-old coach who last managed Enosis Neon Paralimni in the Cypriot First Division said on Saturday the he was “extremely proud’ to be appointed Malawi head coach.

RVG said the ‘hard work starts now.”

He had most of his successes with Oud-Heverlee Leuven, leading them to the Belgian Second Division title in 2010-11; hence was rewarded with a contract extension to 2015.

Despite two successful seasons in the First Division, where Oud-Heverlee Leuven finished mid-table, his contract was terminated on January 21 2014 as his team sat second bottom after a poor first half of the 2013-14 season.

According to available records, Van Geneugden has never coached in Africa let alone a national team, but football commentator George Kaudza-Masina said that is immaterial.


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Koma galu iyi munthuyo yinampeza kuti?interview inamupangisila kuti….FAM yonseyo is a gang of bootleakers towards Nyamilandu……
Sanga yisuse Galuyi…….


lets give hm a chance den talk if he failes…

Mbuzi ya Munthu

very very laughable indeed. Now I do understand why lots of people have said in the past that as long as we have the Nyamilandus at FAM football will never improve in this country The gentleman has never coached in Africa and has never coached a national team and somebody has the audacity to tell Malawians that all that is immaterial. .Some few months ago, some naughty Malawian told this nation (Malawi) that our Peter Muthalika was sleep walking while discharging his presidential duties, I think all of us Malawians are sleep walking.


I totally agree.. we are all sleep walking.. how can we all settle for this​? Only in Malawi..
Get Nyamilandu out!!


A struggling team like The Flames need a coach who is experienced in African politics of football. An African expatriate from let’s say Zimbabwe, SA, or Nigerian would have been an excellent choice if an experienced white coach was beyond our means. Recruiting raw talent is a non-starter. How did they identify him? When did interviews take place? After a string of losses we will hear that he is only a volunteer as we have heard before. Shame.

Bozwell Makaranga

When in crisis “look and support foreign”. This policy is not restricted to football only but is practiced in other areas too – govt, academia etc. We have no respect in supporting our own people. As long as this policy pervades our thinking and practice, the country in its myriad of activities is heading nowhere

Malawi's Problem
as long as we still have the same executive team FAM , Malawian football is in crisis. New clothes, New smiles, New furniture but the same old mentality will still equal to disaster. Nyamilandu should’ve gone long ago. He is way passed his overdue date. he has contributed nothing to the success of football in Malawi. under his leadership the standard and performance of the team continues to drop at an alarming rate. its so surprising how someone can underperform the way he does and still clings on to his Job. He is now on his last serving term yes… Read more »

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