Signed, sealed, delivered. Flames coach Meck Mwase has finally signed his one-year contract over eight months after his appointment.
The Flames gaffer and Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture spokesperson Simon Mbvundula confirmed the development yesterday.
Said Mwase: “It is now a closed chapter. I assigned the contract, having been satisfied with the terms.
“As for the other technicalities regarding the period that I have worked from the time I was appointed to the time the government contract was effected, I will have to discuss with FAM [Football Association of Malawi].”
Mwase’s contract runs from February 2 this year to February 1 next year.
However, his appointment by FAM was from July 1 last year.
On his part, Mbvundula said Mwase’s acceptance of the offer was in form of him putting pen to paper.
“So, I can confirm that he has indeed signed the contract,” he said.
FAM president Walter Nyamilandu said: “It’s great that finally we are closing the chapter and that the coach has put pen to paper. This works in our favour.”
The local football governing body has since set 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualification and reaching the Cosafa Cup final as the main targets for the Flames mentor.
“His contract duration is tied to the Afcon campaign because that is when the matches will be played; hence, the main target is centred on qualifying for the tournament.
“During this period, we are also looking at doing extremely well in the Cosafa Cup, by at least, reaching the final of the tournament this time around,” he said.