The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has announced that the Flames’ expatriate coach will start working in February next year.
Speaking to the local media, FAM President Walter Nyamilandu said the new man in charge of the team will be unveiled next year in time for the team’s CHAN participation.
“At the moment, we don’t have to rush because the team will not play games this year but next year in February for the CHAN tournament.”
“As such, the expatriate coach will be unveiled in February next year just before the CHAN games,” he said.
The FA boss announced some weeks ago that the executive committee members resolved to have an expatriate coach because every top local coach has been tried for the Flames’ position hence deciding to switch this time around.
According to the FA, several applicants from Europe, North and South America as well as some from Africa have applied for the Flames’ top position which fell vacant on 1st August 2016 following the firing of Ernest Mtawali and his deputy Nsazurwimo Ramadhan who failed to take the team to the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon.
Malawi finished bottom of Group L with 5 points from six games in the qualification phase.
As if that was not enough, the Flames got knocked out of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers by Tanzania.