After messing up the Malawi AFCON dreams and failing to even retain the plate that Malawi managed to get at the COSAFA, flames coach Ernest Mtawali has been shown the exit door and he will be replaced by his assistant, Nswazirumo Ramadhan.
His firing, however, awaits the approval of the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Executive Committee which meets today.
According to media reports, a FAM technical sub-committee which met in Blantyre observed that Mtawali has failed as a head coach and should be relieved of his duties so that his assistant can take over from him.
Among the issues that have made Mtawali be recommended for a firing is his inconsistency in play styles and the failure to lead the technical panel of the team which has become a punch bag of African football.
Mtawali was appointed on 1 August 2015 for a one year contract to be the Malawi Coach.
He took over from Young Chimodzi who was sacked in June, 2015, following the Flames’ 2-1 home loss to Zimbabwe in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Mtawali had been charged with putting the Flames’ 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Cup qualifiers campaign back on track and ensuring progress in the preliminary round qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He failed to do both.