Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development has roped in former Flames and Big Bullets defender Gilbert Chirwa as regional sports development officer for the North.
In an interview yesterday, Chirwa said he is delighted with the opportunity, but was quick to refer the reporter to the ministry for clarity on his offer.
“It is true that I have reported for duties as North sports development officer. However, it will be nice if you contact the ministry on the specific details of my job,” he said.
Georgina Msowoya, the region’s sports development officer, said she reports to Malawi National Council of Sports while Chirwa is employed by the Sports Ministry.
Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development director of sports Jameson Ndalama said Chirwa will concetrate on football development.
“He will be working alongside Msowoya. However, he will be much on football development for the entire region.
“Msowoya focuses on the general sports development at the grassroots.
“The idea is to roll out such arrangements in all the regions of the country,” he said.
Chirwa led Bullets to several titles both as a coach and player.
As a Flames player, he was part of the team that qualified for the 1984 African Cup of Nations and All African Games in 1987.
He was also part of the squad that won the Confederation of East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup in 1988.