Former Malawi national football team Young Chimodzi resigned after the team failed to meet one of the targets that Football Association of Malawi (FAM) had set aside.
Well placed sources said Chimodzi throw in the towel at the Cosafa in South Africa but it took FAM officials to convince him to stay on until the results of the Zimbabwe game.
“After the team failed to progress in the Cosafa Tournament in South Africa Young Chimodzi decided to resign. But it was observed that the decision was made out of emotions hence the decision to persuade him to stay on,” said the source close to FAM.
Malawi lost to Mozambique in a painful way when they let the Mambas to come from behind to beat the Flames on penalty shoot-outs after a two-all draw.
But the Flames recovered to beat South Africa in penalty shootouts and Zambia 1-0 in the Plate final.
The source attributed the Flames loss to Zimbabwe to among others tactical deficiencies and rigidity.
“It seems the coaches were not comfortable to take on board what the consultant Andy Dell recommended to the team in the course of their work.”
“If they were able to take on board ideas from the consultant some of the questionable fielding and substituting players would not have been done.
FAM decided recommended not to renew the contract of the Chimodzi and his assistant Jack Chamangwana.
They have since been sent on holiday pending the expiry of their contract on June 31.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :