Malawi government has said there are a number of factors to be looked into before it can offer deals to members of the Flames interim coaching panel.
FAM president Walter Nyamilandu on Wednesday said negotiations with government are still ongoing with regard to the offer of the coaching panel.
However, principal secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Sports Alex Mseka said it is not automatic that the offers for the interim coaching panel will be approved.
“I got the letter from FAM [Tuesday] and we are looking into it,” said Mseka.
And just like Nyamilandu’s recent fears, Mseka also said the hiring of the interim panel will not be a straightforward issue following government’s decision to redeploy the former coaching panel led by Kinnah Phiri.
“It will not be automatic because we still have the previous panel still working in government. But as I said, we will look into the conditions and come up with a decision very soon,” said Mseka.
FAM proposed to government the hiring of Eddington Ng’onamo as head coach, with Ernest Mtawali and Patrick Mabedi as his deputies whereas Charles Manda and Captain Kondwani Kachipanda were named team manager and team doctor, respectively.
Meanwhile, South African top clubs Moroka Swallows and Mamelodi Sundows have said they are waiting to hear from Mabedi and Mtawali respectively before determining the way forward.