Malawi to hire local coach for national team: No cash, no expatriate

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.

Nyamilandu: No money for expatriate coach

Nyamilandu: No money for expatriate coach

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.

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Zanga Phee!

Mr president should also think of selling Flames silently as what he did with MSB. Tell Thom Mpinganjira also to buy this National team please we are sick and tired of loosing games like with Zimbabwe,See my name.

Malawi lets not re-cycle coaches, we need a coach who will understand the systems of Soccer not former footballers. Kinna Phiri, Jack Chamangwana, Young Chimodzi had their time lets forget about them. Government must talk to countries like Brazil, Germany, Spain to attach to us some of their trainer Coaches to our National team and to train as many coaches In Malawi for a period of three years, this should be under technical agreement where by Malawi can take care of accomodation Transport and allowances while the Donor country can pay him a salary at his home. Lets not beat… Read more »
Mzaliwa wapa Nkk

Elia kananji akukwana

oliver chimsewu

I love my team. Indeed it was aflame of fire burning the strong and the wick teams,irepeat the ministry of sports make sure the team have got equipments. Gyming categolies for physical fitness and training allawance just to mention afew. The government must put an effort to our team because it brings money when they have done well.


Panopo chifukwa coach ndi Mtumbuka ndiye FAM yasangalala fotseki!!!!!!!


Indeed Walter looks like a thief!

Van de Kaithazi

Just sell the flames national team to Aliko Dangote to manage and sponsor it.


Kinnah and Ernest are best local coaches who can take Flames somewhere. I love the two and Kinnah come please. You should this time around listen to people and ensure selection of players is done on merit. Don’t pick from Bullets only and those you love but merit and standard players we need always.




No more Kinnah Phiri, if the Government re-engages him we will smash his shapeless head. Remember he was head coach and Chimodzi his assistant. They got the boot together and he decided to take sanctuary in South Africa. Let him stay there or if he comes he should go and couch MZUNI FC.

George phiri

Zz junior wanena bwino. We dont need a foreign coach. Even if wr hired Jose/Wenger etc it will be difficult simply because of the way we run our football administratively. Our players again lack the liver. Lets just keep on rotating the same we have. Let Mtawali try his lack dzikakanika fire him no problem.

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