FA Malawi appoints Gerald Phiri coach for Flames

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has appointed Gerald Phiri as Coach of the Malawi National Football Team, the Flames, and will lead expected to start preparations for the 2018 Championship of African Nations (Chan) qualifier against Madagascar on April 22.

Fam Secretary General Ganda unveiling the coach and his back room staff

Phiri will be deputised by Derklerk Msakakuona.

The two have been tipped to understudy an expatriate coach who will be appointed at a later stage.

FAM has also appointed Peter Mponda as team manager; Phillip Nyasulu as goalkeeper trainer and Levison Mwale as team doctor.

Flames will go into camp on Sunday as they await to play a friendly match against Kenya on April 18 en route to Madagascar for a CHAN qualifier.

Government has since approved funding for the two tournaments after weeks of speculation on whether money would be available for Chan and Afcon.

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Henry Mussa said “proposal for additional funding has been approved and the Flames will take part in both Afcon and Chan.”

Government’s commitment came just days after South Africa-based Prophet Shepherd Bushiri pledged to bankroll the Flames’ participation in the two tournaments.


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The Bushiri Effect seems working wonders. Bushiri akangoti ndipanga chakuti pompopompo boma limatchingira nkupeleka solution. Papa, can you also declare that all hospitals in Malawi should submit their drugs budget to you?


He is a good coach (G Phiri) . Mponda ndi mbava……………surestream academy n thoz dyz


corruption 2much Yasin Osman ndiamene amayenela apapa. Kodi zisankho ndilitiro. Water should go


BeForward Wonderers FC + Miracle Gabeya = Mw National football team full stop.

Wa Moyale

Inu A FAM mwayambachi ndi chibwana the best choice would have been Kinnah or Osman mwapangazi ndiye bolanso Meke Mwase. Kinnah , Osman, Young Or Jack osati izi ayi kodi who is heading FAM technical committee?????????????


kikikikikikikikikikikikikiki, izi ndiye zibwana akuganiza chani pamene a FAM.

John Phiri

He has never won any major cup. AZAM tigers is a mid term team. How can someone who has failed to stir AZAM to greater heights perform at national team. Lets wait and see.

inkosi Ngwenyama

ok.This is killing football in Malawi.Football is not a game of chance.It needs experience.What can we expect from Gerald Phiri and his deputy after failing to grab cups for their respective teams ,after serval attempts?Am a BB fan *but* Yasin Osman would be best choice.

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