Ex-Malawi coach Splidsboel pays tribute to Chakumodzi

Former Malawi football coach, Dane Kim Splidsboel, decided to pay tribute to former Malawi National Council of Sports boss, late Jarvis Chakumodzi, through Nyasa Times on Monday.

Chakumodzi passed away on Thursday morning at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, and his remains were interred last Friday at St Pius Catholic cemetery in Blantyre.

Posting a comment on the story about Chakumodzi’s death, Splidsboel said he had great memories with him.

Splidsboel: Saddened

“It is with great sadness that my old friend Jarvis has passed away,” wrote the Dane tactician.

“He was the first in Malawi that [helped] me to settle during his position as [executive secretary] for The Malawi National Council of Sport. “

Splidsboel added: “Jarvis was in Denmark to visit me some years ago. My condolence to his family.”

Splidsboel romance with Malawi football ended when the Malawi government failed to offer him a new deal because it could not meet the coach’s remuneration package.

He had signed a two-year contract on an agreement that the Malawi government would be paying half his salary while his country’s government paid the other half as aid to Malawi.

However, relations between Malawi and Denmark soured, with the Danes pulling out all its development aid after they expresssed their displeasure with the standard of governance in the  country.

Under Splidsboel Malawi managed  qualification into finals  of the Cosafa Castle Cup final.

It was the first time that the country had achieved the feat.

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