Former international defender Meke Mwase has expressed his concern over the choice of Flames coaching panel appointed by Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to take charge of the Malawi’s second round World Cup qualifiers.
FAM appointed celebrated South Africa based former midfield maestro Ernest Mtawali alongside former Flames captain Patrick Mabedi also based in South Africa to deputise Bullets mentor Eddington Ng’onamo after Kinnah Phiri , his assistant coach Young Chimodzi and Technical Director Jack Chamangwana were fired after poor run of results.
Kinnah , Chimodzi and Chamangwana have since been deployed to regional coaches after a heated contractual dispute.
A visibly disappointed Meke said he was shocked to see that FAM had been sidelining him for a coaching role despite having what he termed an impressive coaching resume.
He said he has the pedigree than both Mtawali and Mabedi to handle the Flames having served at the country’s top clubs Bullets and Silver Strikers.
“I don’t know why Fam has always overlooked me,” Meke said.
“I was captain for Flames when Mabedi and Mtawali were playing and I have handled tougher assignments than both of them.”
He said he has approached Fam president Walter Nyamilandu, who also played for the Flames under his captaincy.
The soft spoken coach is currently coaching Tigers Reserves, a team in the second tier league and are on position 13 in the 20 league team having won 10 drew 10 lost 14.
They have two games to wrap up the winded season against Thondwe United and Airwing
Meke’s frustration comes after the appointment of Mabedi and Mtawali as assistant coaches with a questionable loyalty for the country having changed their nationality to South Africa.
Both of them are working as expatriates and require a work permit as the country does not accept duo citizenship.
Ng’onamo and his backroom staff registered an important away win against Namibia during their first competitive game as Malawi bounced back into the race after two draws of the campaign in Group F.
They tie with Nigeria on five points but the Super Eagles have a better goal aggregate.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :