Newly appointed Flames coach Ernest Mtawali and his deputy Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan have said they anticipate a sound working relationship with each other.
Responding to a question on whether he would be comfortable working with an assistant that has been imposed on him other than choosing his own, Mtawali said: “I have no problems working with Ramadhan. He is a great coach with vast experience and I think he will add value to the team.
“I have known him for sometime. I was his player [in the national team] when he was the assistant coach at some point .”
And asked how he felt being offered the position of assistant coach when he actually applied for that of head coach, Ramadhan said: “I have no bad feeling. As the president [of the Football Association of Malawi Walter Nyamilandu] said, it is not the position that matters, it is one’s contribution.
“If Ernest accepted me to be his coach [in the national team] way back, why should I not I accept him to be my coach?”
Ramadhan said what is important is unity.
Nyamilandu said there were no short-cuts in the hiring of civil servants as the normal process had to be followed.
“It was important to follow normal recruitment procedures for the position because he will be contracted by Malawi Government as a civil servant through the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports,” said Nyamilandu. n