Malawi national football team coach Ernest Mtawali and his deputy Nsanzarwimo Ramadhan will have to wait a little longer to enjoy their salaries as the contract is not ready.
Mtawali and Ramadhan were unveiled as Flames coaches after penning a one-year contract.
Director of Sports in the Ministry of Sports and Culture Jamieson Ndalama disclosed that the contracted which they were offered by Football Association of Malawi is being scrutinised.
He said such being the case the government who are their employers, will formally approve their contracts.
“We are working on their contracts. Currently the issue is being handled by Human Resources Department and after that they will refer it to the line ministry which will take a bit of time,” Ndalama said.
“But we are working hard speed up the process so their contract should be formalized and then they should start receiving their salaries.”
However he kept a tight lid over the contract saying that can only be done after Human Resources approval.
“We can only come up with a realistic working document after ironing everything but now it will be premature,” he said.
This will not be the first time for Flames coaches to wait longer after being offered a job.
Their predecessors Young Chimodzi and Jack Chamangwana were also made to wait for a good four months before starting to get their salaries.