Malawi coaches in the dark over British consultant

Malawi national football coaches Young Chimodzi and his assistant Jack Chamangwana are in the dark over the Football Association of Malawi’s intention to engage a British coach Andy Dell as consultant for a month.

Head coach Chimodzi (left) with his assistants Jack Chamangwana and Franco Ndawa.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Head coach Chimodzi (left) with his assistants Jack Chamangwana and Franco Ndawa.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Assistant coach Jack Chamangwana declined to comment on how they would work with the British coach who was once coach of Surestream Academy.

“It’s difficult to comment because we don’t know anything about the consultant,” Chamangwana said.

“We can only competently comment on this once we are officially told about the consultant. Otherwise we have not been anything and we are only reading this in the newspapers,” Chamangwana said.

But FAM President Walter  Nyamilandu insisted that the coaches were aware of the move.

“The idea was discussed with the coaches during the technical meeting. But they will be officially briefed upon arrival because we needed the executive committee to first approve it,” Nyamilandu said.

He said there was no need to seek a consent from the coaches before engaging Dell.

“We don’t need a buy-in from coaches because the consultant is coming for a specific assignment,” he said.

“His report and advice will be critical to us going forward while assessing and evaluating the team. He will be at the disposal of the coaches. It will be up to the coaches solicit his advice.”

Nyamilandu said the consultant was crucial since FAM needed an independent assessment of the coaches.

“We also need a fair assess of their performance bearing in mind that their contracts are up for renewal,” he said.

FAM and Malawi government will need to make an informed decision when considering whether to renew their contract or not rather than leaving Technical director John Kaputa.

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koma amalawi tinakhala bwanji chimidzi pliz tisaone mzungu basi kutengeka,,, ujau anathamangisidwa ku nigeria kenako mkutumidwa kasokoneze malawi basi ndikukapeleka game 2kwa0. Lero we hv coaches in place ur calling somebody pamutu pawo. whats that? zachimidzi basi. kukonda kupanga mxii zinthu bwanji anyasa aaaaa.

Karo gaii

Nyamilandu just be free tell them(chimodzi & chama.) point black they are no more coaches,we need to win,we are tired of building ateam.


Which coaches? Are you coaches or the representatives of caches.What are doing other than overspending our taxes.To all Malawian so called coaches, if Malawi begins to look for real men in the shoes of coaches, don’t complain at all? Useless. Standing over there as real coaches. Don’t you see coaches for Zambia who takes each and every game seriously even if it means calling professional players for all national games including friendly international games. Try and error time is gone.


These guys were footballers and are not coaches, Malawi soccer will never improve as long as we take former footballers to be National Coaches


If it is just to justify the no-renewal of their contracts, then it is money wasted. If it is for an overall assessment, then surely they should have been kept in the loop more than just during a technical meeting.

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