Having used players of an average age of 22 at Cosafa Castle Cup in South Africa, Flames head coach Ronny Van Geneudgen says he is very confident of producing wonders as the players are young and can improve and adapt to his style of play with time.
Speaking during a press briefing at Mpira Village in Chiwembe on Wednesday morning, the Belgian tactician defended his tactics and players despite not finding the back of the net in all the three matches they played during the tourney to exit the competition at group stages.
”I used an average age of 22 at the tournament and it’s easy for the players to adapt to my philosophy of play because they are young and they can improve with time,” he said.
He also defended his backroom staff saying every person in the technical panel has Malawi at heart.
“My technical panel has people who have Malawi at heart. They played for the team before retiring and they were very committed hence including them in my panel.
“These coaches are very helpful and it’s easy for me to work with them because they are very corporative and very understanding,” he explained.
He then asked Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to make sure to organize friendly matches on every FIFA calendar so that local and professional players can gel together in preparations for the ongoing 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Cameroon, Comoros Island and Morocco.
Dalitso Sailesi, Dennis Chembezi, Peter Cholopi, Levison Maganizo and Francis Mulimbika are some of the players that were used at the tourney with an average age of 22.