The government of Malawi has shut down its door on the prospects of hiring an expatriate national football coach due to cash constraints. The net searching for the Flames mentor would be cast from within the indigenous Malawians.
The Flames have no head coach after the firing of Young Chimodzi and Jack Chamangwana last month.
The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has revealed that communication from ultimate employer, the ministry of youth development and sports indicates that coffers at the central government are too shallow to meet an expatriate football coach demand.
“The commitment we have from the government is to recruit a local coach. The available funds are not enough for an expatriate coach,” said FAM president Walter Nyamilandu-Manda.
Belgium Tom Saintfiet was the last foreign coach to coach the Flames in 2013.
Malawi is expected to meet Swaziland in September ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and reports indicate that by August 1, 2015, a new head coach for the Fames would have been recruited on permanent basis.
Currently it is Ernest Mtawali who has been taken on board as a caretaker coach. His first assignment was on Malawi’s 51st independence day celebrations where Chiukepo Msowoya managed to score a winning goal in a game that the visiting Uganda played fairly well against the home side.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :