Malawi National Football team Coach Ronny Van Geneugden has described the 3-day pre-camp session with local based based players as a success.
Speaking after conducting his last training session before the players break for club engagements, RVG said he is slowly finding the rythym in the players, something that he is been looking forward to.
He said the 26 players who were part of the pre-camp were called for a reason and for this, he and the technical panel are happy with the progress made so far.
“I wanted to know the true personalities behind these players. Physical, mental and leadership aspects are some of the elements we were looking to see in this group of players. Some of these players will be part of the group that we are expected to release next week.
“It’s a successful mission because we have managed to achieve our target. We hope to continue with this exercise up until we find the right balance. But so far so good,” said RVG.
The Belgian tactician also took time to respond to questions regarding the backroom staff shakeup.
“This week, we had a little backroom staff shakeup. This will be a continuous project. We had Swadick Sanudi as our goalkeepers trainer replacing Phillip Nyasulu. We just wanted to compare ther skills. Also we had James Sangala as Team Manager with Peter Mponda as an assistant trainer.
“We don’t want to be complacent. You can see that all of these personalities I have mentioned played for the Flames. I understand Mponda and Sangala were regular players for the team and I hope this can also help to instill good coaching experience in them,” RVG said.
Meanwhile, RVG says he expects a contingent of South African based players to join camp next week. Ronny also disclosed that he will be travelling to the Northern region this weekend to continue his project of identifying players.