Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has offered Flames defender James Sangala a job opportunity to work as liaison officer for all national teams.
The new position has been introduced in place of that of team manager which FAM General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said was misleading.
“When you look at the position of team manager it has a different meaning to that of welfare officer,” Nyirenda said.
“Team manager is supposed to be head coach which is not the case in our scenario.”
He said Sangala had already been communicated to on the development and would be ready to take over from Azam Tigers coach Franco Ndawa who is the incumbent holder of the post.
He said Sangala, who has come out of retirement, had indicated that he would only play for one year.
Sangala has benefited from his sound education background among his contemporaries.
He will be the second former national team player after Charles Manda, who is Technical Development Officer to be offered employment at FAM in the past two years.
In a related development the world football governing body Fifa has directed that all employees at FAM should be tied down to a contract with immediate effect to ensure efficiency.
The directive had come with the General Secretary, Technical Director being the only positions attached to a contract.