Football Association of Malawi need not hire a consultant to audit the ailing domestic game and the Flames as Zalewa police officer and coach has authored a 21-page report released during the week.
Bravo Chiperesa suggests massive investment into the Flames, domination of youngsters in every squad selection, and end to a club playing two games a weekend, but, above all, introduction of vibrant school competitions.
â€œThe team [the Flames] should play two or three friendly games against more powerful teams before the actual game. If it is playing away, it should arrive earlier to acclimatise. Owners of clubs should improve the welfare of coaches because some are really starving,â€ said the Zalewa Roadblock Police officer-in-charge.
He has copied his report to the Ministry of Youth and Sports, FAM, the Super League of Malawi, the Sports Council, National Coaches Committee and the Sports Writers Association of Malawi, hoping his ideas will contribute to the gameâ€™s improvement.
â€œThe origin of disaster of Malawi football is lack of properly funded football development programmes. There is no looked-after football programmes in primary and secondary schools,â€ writes Chiperesa who holds 10 coaching badges, including a CAF C licence.
Having groomed players such as Harry Nyirenda (Black Leopards, South Africa and, Wister Phiri and Ken Mponda (both of Blue Eagles), Chiperesa feels he can still make a difference to the game that is dear to his heart through the report which has cost him K10 000 (about $33) and five months to write.
The report tackles youth football, rural football, rural and urban football infrastructure and sanitation improvement, game ticketing, sponsorship, food and medication, match patronage and district leagues.
â€œTherefore, this presentation has no any intention to degrade an individual or a group, but rather to express heartfelt feelings,â€ he writes in his introduction.
FAM chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda said he was yet to receive the report while National Coaches Committee chairperson John Kaputa said he was keen to read the document.