Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu has challenged Malawi coaches to win the 2015 Cosafa Cu
p, saying there will be no an excuse if they fail to win the cup because his association provided everything the team needed in its preparations for the competition.
The association has set winning the Cosafa Cup and qualifying for the next round of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations as the targets for coach Young Chimodzi and his assistant Jack Chamangwana if they are to be considered for contract extensions. Their one-year contracts will expire in July.
“The team has had enough time for preparations, we arranged three games against Tanzania, Zambia and they will play a training game against South Africa, and therefore, there should be no excuses, no scapegoats,” Nyamilandu said.
“In fact, we did all that to ensure that there will be no regrets that we should have done this or that,” said the FAM boss.
Chimodzi said the target set by FAM is achievable, saying they I have assembled “the best local squad “that has been further strengthened with some foreign-based players.
“It is not a mission impossible, we can do it,” said Chimodzi who called for “determination” and an approach to the tournament with the “right attitude”.
He said: “Yes we can, nothing is impossible”.
Flames previously managed to reach the final twice but lost in both occasions to South Africa and Zimbabwe