Malawi Government has endorsed FAM’s decision to engage Flames legends Young Chimodzi and Jack Chamangwana as head coach and deputy coach respectively.
The development follows a meeting that the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) had with the Ministry of Youth and Sports as well as the Malawi National Council of Sports on Thursday.
However, the ministry’s principal secretary Justin Saidi said: “We need to brief our seniors first before we can officially confirm. But by noon, everything should be in place.”
FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said there is a process that has to be undertaken before the duo is redeployed to FAM.
“Basically, during the meeting, we submitted a report on why we had picked the two as well as our expectations.
“However, since they are civil servants, there is a process that has to be followed. But everything being equal, we are hopeful that they should get down to work early next month,” said Nyirenda.
FAM executive committee also endorsed Franco Ndawa as team manager and Phillip Nyasulu as goalkeeper trainer while another legend Ernest Mtawali was appointed Under-20 team coach.
Chimodzi and Chamangwana were part of the Kinnah Phiri-led coaching panel that was fired early last year and were redeployed to Sports Council as regional football development officers.