Van-Exit: RVG returns to Belgium


Former Flames head coach Ronny Van Geneugden has gone back home but says he will be back if Nyamilandu remains FAM President.

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) decided not to renew his contract due to poor results of the Malawi National Team.

RVG before departure

And on Wednesday, RVG returned to his country after spending two years at the helm of the senior team.

Speaking at Chileka International Airport, the Belgian tactician sounded very bitter but he was quick to pay homage to Peter Mponda who was his assistant.

He also advised the office of the Technical Director to work hand in hand with the current interim technical panel.

“The Technical Director should support the technical panel and respect its decisions,” he explained.

Though not openly, but it was easy to tell that there was bad blood between Van Geneugden and Kaputa.

“The TD never called me after my contract wasn’t renewed and since then, he hasn’t talked to me, why? It’s only the coaches who came and appreciated my work yet the TD saw nothing. Respect is so important and he wasn’t around for me,” he was quoted.

On his firing, RVG said he knew that his stay in Malawi was not for so long.

“For the past ten years, the FA has employed eleven coaches. I knew that my stay was not for so long,” he continued.

Asked if he was willing to come back to Malawi, he said; “Unless Walter Nyamilandu remains FAM president but if he quits, I am not coming back,” he concluded.

Under his tenure, RVG played 21 games from which he only registered two wins, lost nine games and recorded eleven draws.

His 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign was a disaster as Malawi only won once, lost three times and drew twice to finish bottom of group B with five points.



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