Mtawali says no one is guaranteed place in Malawi team

Newly appointed Malawi football team head coach Ernest Mtawali has promised to select players on merit and that no player is guaranteed a place in his team.

Mtawali: Let there be fierce competition for places

Mtawali: Let there be fierce competition for places

Mtawali said this as he was asked to unpack his future plans following his appointment after out classing Edingtone N’gonamo, Gilbert Chirwa and Nswanzurwimo Ramadhan (who was appointed his deputy) during the interviews last week.

“We will be picking players on merit and no one is guaranteed a place in the national team” said 51 year old Mtawali.

“Am not here on holiday but am here to impart the knowledge I have gained all these years,” he added.

The Flames legendary said his vision is to expose hidden talent and to make sure that players from Malawi like any other continents make names in the world.

Meanwhile, Mtawali claims that he has no any excuse and that he will be able to drill players ahead of any assignment in a period of seven days.

It will be the first time that Mtawali has taken charge of a national team at senior level having previously been Malawi’s Under-20 coach.

He believes his experience as a player and now coach is enough to see Malawi move forward.

“It is a challenge that I have been looking for,” Mtawali said following his appointment.

“I think I am going to bring a different dimension to the national team using my previous successful career as a player.

“We need to instil the tactical discipline in each and every player because what is important is to see Malawi achieving success.”

tawali has been appointed as head coach of Flames with Burundian Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan named as his assistant.

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu said he hoped the two coaches would start the process of rebuilding Malawi so as to see the team go back to winning ways.

“We have lost our style of play over the years and Ernest and Ramadhan represent that missing link.

“They are both tactically minded because modern football is very scientific and we think they can bring in the high standard of play that we are lacking so that we can have the competitive edge” Nyamilandu added.

Mtawali and Ramadhan’s immediate challenges will be in the 2017 Nations Cup qualifiers.

Malawi next play Swaziland early next month in their second group match before starting their World Cup campaign away to Tanzania in September.—Additional reporting by Frank Kandu, BBC Sport

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Billy kamanga
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Who is new national teams cuptain then?

chrispine chiwaya
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all the best mr ntawari

Hello!
Guest

The coaches need sufficient funding to go around the country and scout for new talented players. Furthermore, the national team needs at least two full weeks of preparation in order for the coaches to have enough time to impart their knowledge and skills to the team.

To Mtawali: The national team often lacks psychological muscle as a result they sometimes blow away a lead in the dying minutes of the game. Work on their psychology too. Alternatively, ask FAM to hire a Psychologist for the team.

Chimani. Game
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At number 6,for your information Ernest
Has not just played in South Africa,he has played
In Brazil Italy

baggio
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Mr mtawali ndiye kut muyambanso kukoza timuyina,Ndiye kut mukhala ndi team yanunso yanu yanu?musamaletu kutengela thawi September akunenedwayu sikale if u talk too much zidzakuvuta this is Malawi football ndemukazitengela pagong’o zikuvutani, chomwe mungadziwe mpira a Malawi timatha koma tikuyenda matembelero ena ake oti sitingawaone ndi manso we need god Kut alowelelepo.make my words

steve sowole
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i agree with mtawali.Zinatha zoyendela kuti amkasewela bwino.

APM is my hero
Guest

nyasa times,please remove the picture and put another one,as you can see some dumb people are already assuming that he look like this.

NYAKWAWA
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kusewera ndi kukocha mpira ndi zinthu ziwiri zosiyana ndipo ngati Malawi ipangitsako ngakhale draw yeniyeniyi mu Afcon mudzandifunse.

Ngati nthawi yogwirizira mapuleya anayamba kale kudandaula naye,nanga pakali pano bwa?

In your coaching
Do the talking
Players’ll do the losing
FAM ‘ll do the blaming
Govt ‘ll do the funding
Council the sacking
People the laughing!

fricodaluka
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Chithunzicho kma penapake tamaganizirani bwino………However I think Ernest was a good option of the four..we saw however good his U-20 team was..might have been knocked out koma there perfomance gave some encouragement of a good future for Malawi Flames…However for effective change in football in Malawi a lot has to be done than the coaching….the management at FAM has to be a bit serious at times, there are no real structures for talent nurturing in the country coupled with age-cheating syndrome,the coaches don’t get enough resources from money,support and training resources to drill our team effectively…and lastly the players themselves…most… Read more »
SOTHINI MBWENU-MBWENU
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SOTHINI MBWENU-MBWENU

DOES MALAWI HAVE EXPATRIATES IN PHOTOGRAPHY. MIN OF INFORMATION FOLLOW OUR COACH AT HIS HOME AND THEN SNAP A GOOD PIC.
THE MAN IS MENTALLY UPTODATE BUT THE PICTURE IS LIKE HE IS ………………………..

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