Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilanducame out fighting following remarks by former Flames coach Kinnah Phiri criticising a decision to hire a foreign coach and he could not resist calling Kinna a ‘frustrated man’.
Nyasa Times reported on an interview monitored on local radio in which , Kinnah attacked FAM for its decision to hire an expatriate tactician and defended the local coaches, saying they are not failures but rather it is the FAM leadership which he described as “a bunch of failures” who have become clueless on how to turn around the Flames’ fortunes.
However, Nyamilandu has hit back at Kinnah, saying his tantrums are coming out of frustration for not being accorded a second chance to guide the Flames having led it to their second Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon)qualification in 2010.
Nyamilanud pointed out that Kinnah, who is coaching Mbeya FC in Tanzania, is “obviously aggrieved” that he won’t be given a second chance to be head coach for Malawi national team, saying he understands his “frustration.”
According to Nyamilandu, Kinna “ reached his limit” but the association still. have “lots of respect for him” as Malawi soccer legend.
FAM president justified the decision to hire a foreign coach, saying it is amied at building capacity of other local coaches to take over the national team in future from a foreign coach that will be identified.
“The foreign coach will help in grooming the locals, it is not like we have dumped them,” he said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :