Ex Malawi coach Chimodzi says: ‘I saw the sacking coming’

Fired Flames coach Young Chimodzi claims he suspected he would not see out his contract considering events that characterized his last term in charge.

Chimodzi:  Life goes on
Chimodzi: Life goes on

The Football Association of Malawi confirmed that its emergency executive committee meeting held on Sunday agreed to sack Chimodzi and his assistant Jack Chamangwana owing to the team’s poor performance.

Chimodzi has become the first coaching casualty of 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying after a matchday 1 home defeat by Zimbabwe.

The coach also confirmed being informed about his firing by an inside source at FAM on Saturday evening after the Zimbabwe game, but was quick to point out that he saw it coming.

Chimodzi and Chamangwana are former national team stars as is Ernest Mtawali, who has been put in temporary charge.

Quizzed how he took the news, Chimodzi said it was part of life and insists life goes on.

“I thank FAM and government for their support. It’s part of life and l wish Ernest all the best as he take over from me,” said Chimodzi.

On his future he said: “We will see how it goes but mind you lam a business man so for the meantime l will concentrate on my business.”

FAM hopes to name a permanent coach by August 1 after considering local and foreign applicants.

Malawi are in Group L and the other match in that mini-league also produced a shock with Swaziland winning 2-1 away to 2015 Cup of Nations quarter-finalists Guinea.

Swaziland host Malawi in early September in matchday 2 and another loss for the ‘Flames’ would almost certainly extinguish any chance of reaching the 2017 tournament in Gabon.

Only group winners are guaranteed finals places, with just the best two runners-up from the 12 four-team groups accompanying them.

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Towa Bethuel Chirwa
Towa Bethuel Chirwa
6 years ago

SHAME TO YC AND JC THESE HAVE LET US DOWN ALL ALONG THEIR FEATURING WAS POOR FAVOURING PLAYERS FROM SILVER CLINGING TO HARAWA WHO ONLY DOES WELL ON PENALTY SHOOT OUT LEAVING SWINI WHO COULD HAVE MADE US CARRY THE DAY THEY RIPED WHAT THEY SAWED BEHAVIOUR BREEDS BEHAVIOUR

COMMONER
COMMONER
6 years ago

Welcum 2 the “HALL OF FAME” for the fired coaches in Malawi. i told u last year YC and JC that at a tym like this 1 next year 2015 u wil be jobless. if u saw it cuming what did u do? SHAME, SHAME , SHAME. Enough of this. WHO IS NEXT ?

Vincent kammanya
Vincent kammanya
6 years ago

Malawi needs to improve its domestic football first then the flames will perform better. FAM and SULOM should work on improving the game not concetrating on gate collection. Otherwise even the best coach do nothing with the current way of adminstering soccer. Lets move away from business as usual syndrom.

The Truthful One from the West
The Truthful One from the West
6 years ago

The underperformance by Flames reflect a general performance by Malawi in many fields. It is not surprising that Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world 50years after becoming independent. MBC is just a mouthpiece of the ruling DPP. Even the Community Colleges program is based on a fundamentally flawed reasoning that there is a huge demand for artisans that is not being met. Yet many artisans are not employed. Even self employment depends on sufficient demand for goods and services-that is a viable market. DPP has no vision, strategy and policy to transform this country .

Kanyama Chima
Kanyama Chima
6 years ago

There is a problem at FAM as well. These FAM dudes seem to be clueless in football administration- how would they appoint Constantine, the former coach of Nepal and leave that guy who was assistant to the Brazilian team at one of the world cup finals?

Don’t just blame the coach. The basis of our problems in football is adminitrative not technical otherwise how would competent administrators work with incompetent technical personnel for more than a year?

sangulukani makwakwa
sangulukani makwakwa
6 years ago

Coaching panel need to be changed ,otherwise,we are tired of loses

willard Thipa
willard Thipa
6 years ago

What make papa and ngalande to be out of the first choice???????? Why malata and goal boy please Ernest do not do the same mistakes, Goalboy and malata Ayi!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mavi pathako
Mavi pathako
6 years ago

Tazingo pitani amwene, mwatilepheretsa after all mwapangapo chani cho oneka SHUPIT.

Rodgers Banda
Rodgers Banda
6 years ago

I wish Mtawali should impliment MYP tough rules to our boys if they are to be successful. Otherwise it is the same airy castles of Chimodzi. Our boys are unteachable bunch of loosers.

XYZ
XYZ
6 years ago

Chalaka bakha nkhuku singatole. Amafooka aserne wenger wa ARSENAL kutenga champions league ndiye a chimodzi ndindani.

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