Namibia Football Association (NFA) has intensified the hunt for a new head coach to replace Bernard Kaanjuka who resigned last month following a 1-0 loss to the Flames.
NFA president John Muinjo told The Namibian newspaper on Tuesday they want the coach to resume work as soon as possible in preparation for the return leg against Malawi on June 8.
“We don’t have a specific deadline for this process, but we are all working and hoping to have it finalised as soon as possible. We have to give the new coach enough time to acquaint himself with the working environment and assess the players before the next World Cup qualifier match against Malawi in June,” he said.
The FA also revealed that several individuals had already started showing interest in the Brave Warriors job.
“In football, whenever a team is without a coach, a national team for that matter, naturally, applications start pouring in and that is what is happening.
“We will be considering these applications soon. We will also talk to people we know to lure them to coach the Brave Warriors.
“It is an open process and all interested parties will be analysed and assessed, and ultimately, the executive committee will endorse the suitable candidate who it trusts can deliver for us to go forward,” he said.
Malawi climbed to second position after the win in Windhoek. African champions Nigeria and the Flames are tied on five points, but the West Africans have a superior goal aggregate.