It’s official: Malawi Government rejects expatriate coach

Malawi Flames

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) should now start looking for the services of a local coach following government’s decision to reject an expatriate coach.

Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development received a 50-50 proposal from FAM for the services of an expatriate coach for the depleted Malawi National Football Team.

However, the move has now been officially turned down by government following a meeting between minister responsible Henry Mussa and President Peter Mutharika.

Walter Nyamilandu
Nyamilandu: Our request has been snubbed.

The FA President Walter Nyamilandu confirmed the development to the local press.

“I was in touch with the minister responsible Henry Mussa and he says the proposal has not been approved by President Peter Mutharika.Honestly this is a major setback,” Nyamilandu was quoted in the local media.

With CHAN qualifiers coming up next month against Madagascar, FAM will have no choice but to hire a local coach to take charge of the team.

The FA will hold an executive meeting today in Lilongwe where they will come up with a solution in readiness for CHAN and 2019 Afcon qualifiers.

The position of Flames Coach became vacant in September last year following the firing of Ernest Mtawali.

Current Nyasa Big Bullets coach Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan, who was named an interim coach for Malawi’s final Afcon game against Swaziland last year, is the favourite to take full charge of the team.



  1. A good move. What we need as a country is youth development.

  2. Wen u say local coach w@ do u mean,,? We r malawians,,,let amalawian lead da team,,,wakunjayo nde ai ndthu,,,sindkumufuna ndpo msamveso zmenezo

  3. Mwaulemu, bwana Nyamilandu your motive was not about an expatriate couch to couch Ma flames ai but we have all the info that it was for your usual move to fatten your belly as you did with other previous xpatriate couches. If the President and the Minister has snubbed your motive, why are you insisting to hire the African xpatriate couch? Are you jealousy of your fellow Malawian to become an internal couch or because he will not share the riches with you as could have done wa kunja? Mr President Sir amenewo musalore kutenga wina wa kunja, ife tikufuna wa momuno mu lawi flames

  4. Good move by government. Flames has been using more money but with poor results. Even CHAN will be a waste of resources.

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