Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says more foreigners than locals have applied for the post of technical director (TD).
FAM general secretary (GS) Alfred Gunda yesterday said the association has so far received 11 applications.
“From the applications that we have got, more are from foreigners,” he said.
The FAM GS said short-listing of candidates is scheduled for next week.
“Since our focus will be on the upcoming AGM [Annual General Meeting] this weekend, we will do the short-listing next week and then determine the date for interviews,” he said.
A fortnight ago, Gunda said the association is targeting holders of Pro-Football Licence for the job.
He also said besides the Pro-Football Licence, the candidates should also have a degree in sports management.
Apparently, no local coach has such qualifications, a development that hinted at FAM targeting an expatriate.
But Gunda downplayed these assertions, saying: “We did not look at who has what coaching licence when coming up with the requirements. We simply looked at what qualifications suit the position.”
He said those without the Pro-Football Licence were free to apply.
In an interview yesterday, football analyst George Kaudza-Masina said it was not surprising that the applications are dominated by foreigners as locals do not have the requirements.
The position of TD will fall vacant after the incumbent John Kaputa asked FAM not to renew his contract which expires on June 30.