Malawi hires Mtawali to coach national team: Burundi’s Ramadan picked as assistant

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has made a sensible choice , it has hired football legend Ernest Mtawali as the new coach for the national team, aka Flames and Burundian Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan who is coach for local giants Big Bullets will be his assistant, Nyasa Times understands.

Mtawali: Malawi head coach
Mtawali: Malawi head coach
Bullets coach Ramadan picked as assistant Malawi coach.-.Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Ramadan (Left) picked as assistant Malawi coach.-.Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The new coach is expected to be unveiled by FAM this Saturday, 1 August 2015 to replace Young Chimodzi who was sacked on 14 June 2015, following the Flames 2-1 loss to Zimbabwe in a 2017 AFCON qualifier. Also in Group L are Swaziland and Guinea.

Mtawali and Ramadhan have become susseccesful from a short-listed four coaches who included Eddingtone Ng’onamo and Gilbert Chirwa.

They were interviewed on Thursday, according to FAM General Secretary, Suzgo Nyirenda .

Mtawali is not an elite coach, but if the constraints were local tactician, available and financially viable, the former midfield maestro was clearly the best option.

Malawi have since been paired with Tanzania in the World Cup qualifiers.

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Kukaya wa kukaya
Kukaya wa kukaya
5 years ago

GUYS, RAMADAN IS FROM KARONGA DISTRICT. SO TUMBUKA’S HAVE DOMINATED. BRAVO NORTHERNERS FOR YOUR HARD WORK.

Steven Pelekani Banda
Steven Pelekani Banda
5 years ago

Well done Mr Mtawali, i wish him a good lucky and all the best.

angoni apaphata
angoni apaphata
5 years ago

Good job. Add kinnah as technical advisor. Tiphulapo kanthu.

Kondwerani Jabu
Kondwerani Jabu
5 years ago

OK,tiyenazoni tizione ntchitozanu.Zipindula?

MWAPIYA MULHUPALI
MWAPIYA MULHUPALI
5 years ago

Its Nice Combination Otherwise If The Assistant Was A Malawian He Would Be Working To Dislodge His Boss.Ramadhan Prowess Has Been Proved At Bullets.Kungoti Vindere Vya Kufikapo Za Ku Bullets Are Not Apreciating His Services.They Will Be Just Regreating Kuti Kunali Malemu Ramadhan Like It Is The Case With Kinnah Electric Phiri.

"A NATIVE FROM NOWHERE"
"A NATIVE FROM NOWHERE"
5 years ago

Congrats Ernest and sit down and give a clear vision of what u intend to do with national team. Remember its the players who will make u succeed or fail. Show our leadership and be focused. Am not comfortable with our assistant coach and it was sum one else. All in all gud luck on our appointment.

Ras Mix
Ras Mix
5 years ago

munachukisa inu nomwe munvekele Mtawali ndiwakunja,mpakana immigration ili ndi anthu opunzila anaputsa nadzo,koma zikoli sikwathudi

petermshali ku salima
petermshali ku salima
5 years ago

always i fail to comprehend how one would say fam ,national team are dominated by tumbukas ,thats not good,atumbukao they work hard,koma ife mitundu yanse mmdziko muno timayilemekeza,so this is football lets just wish the two coaches well,

mmm
mmm
5 years ago

Mtawali wanted this chance please don’t let us down .why should we be the last as compared to our neighbours.choose players on merit.substution fast when it is necessary .go out watch games and pick talent from all districts not Blantyre and Lilongwe.challenge us and you shall be there to stay.we stopped watching football but people shall begin if you deliver.

Keen Observer
5 years ago

For Mtawali yes it’s a good move but why Ramadan? For Mtawali I’m happy cos you only get experience when you’re given a chance so give him a chance to try or do his part that’s really great. But for Nswazirimo I’m very skeptical, I don’t value him that high. He is not a material for the National Team.

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