After being named Malawi National Football Team caretaker coach, Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan has appointed former Flames and Big Bullets defender Patrick Mabedi and Blue Eagles coach Derklerk Msakakuona as his deputies for the 2017 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) game against Swaziland at home next month.
According to Football Association of Malawi (FAM), the governing body gave Ramadhan an opportunity to select his own backroom staff ahead of the encounter.
“We gave him all the freedom to choose his own backroom staff for the Swaziland clash and he has named Patrick Mabedi and Derklerk Msakakuona as his deputies.
“He has also named Clement Kafwafwa as the team manager, with Swadick Sanudi as the goalkeeper’s trainer,” FAM General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda told a local radio station.
He also revealed that Ramadhan will sign a one month contract later this week.
The Burundian attained the highest position in the Flames’ technical panel following the firing of his predecessor Ernest Mtawali last month.
Malawi lies bottom of Group L with two points, and will be looking to finish the campaign on a high note.
Flames’ last Afcon match was a 3-nil defeat to Zimbabwe last month in Harare.