Football fans in the country have called for the firing of Malawi National Football Team coach Ernest Mtawali after the Flames lost 2-1 to Guinea at Kamuzu Stadium on Tuesday.
According to football fans who were interviewed by this publication, Ernest Mtawali is an average coach and he should just leave the team.
“Enough is enough, we have given Mtawali a lot of chances to stay as the Flames coach and is time for him to go,” said Madalitso Phiri.
Mathews Kalembo concurred with Phiri and described Mtawali as a mediocre coach who will take Malawi nowhere.
“Mtawali’s fielding of players and selection of players into the Malawi national team camp is a clear sign that Ernest is an average coach who will take the nation nowhere. It is time for the Malawi FA to act,” said Kalembo.
The Flames lost 2 -1 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre in a must win game against Guinea in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Malawi scored in the 33rd minute before the visitors pulled one back a minute away from recess until they won it in the second half through another scintillating header from Yattara, beating youthful Brighton Munthali.
The Flames now sit bottom of Group L with two points while the National Elephants have jumped to second with five points, same as third placed Swaziland who have an inferior goal difference.
Zimbabwe are at the summit of the table with eight points at the summit.
Mtawali’s men will travel away to Zimbabwe for their next game before playing Swaziland at home.
The Flames are still winless in group L having registered 1-2 losses to Zimbabwe and Guinea at home, and drawing with Swaziland and Guinea away.