Be Forward Wanderers and Silver Strikers are pondering on their next course of action to replace Bob Mpinganjira and Lovemore Fazili, respectively.
Mpinganjira and Fazili are in line to take up fulltime positions as assistant coaches to newly appointed Malawi national football team coach Meke Mwase.
The former Flames captain, who has been given a free hand to pick his backroom staff, has said he will maintain the duo if they agree.
“I have said that I would like to maintain Lovemore Fazili and Bob Mpinganjira,” he said.
In an interview, Silver general secretary Lawrence Yobe said they are geared for Fazili’s departure.
“The situation was already handled when Lovemore Fazili was being assigned to national duties on part-time basis by having a five- man technical panel comprising head coach Young Chimodzi, assistant coach Fazili, second assistant Peter Mgangira, goalkeeper trainer Sibu Padambo and team manager Itaye Nundwe.
“The remaining members of the technical panel have the qualifications, experience and are tried and tested with proven track record and have what it takes to carry the team to glory and achieve our set targets,” he said.
But Wanderers chairperson Gift Mkandawire said they are considering how they can deal with the vacancy.
“We have not concluded, but we have several options, recruit another coach and we are actually still working on this.
“Bob be our part-time coach. We are working on it to check possibilities. As FAM has done such a thing all these years so it should be possible for teams as well,” he said.
Mkandaiwre also said the other option is to promote the current coaching team comprising, newly recruited assistant coach Oscar Kaunda and club legend Albert Mpinganjira.
Reacting to Wanderers intention to engage FAM on the possibility of having the services of Bob on part-time basis, general secretary Alfred Gunda declined to comment.
“This is an issue that they are still discussing. Let’s not comment on feelings and sentiments that people might have until we get their [Bob and Fazilizi] position clear,” he said.
Meke was confirmed as Flames coach after leading the team to Council of Southern Africa (Cosafa) tournament Plate final.
Malawi won three games, lost two on post-match penalties while Gerald Phiri Jnr was named player of the tournament.
Malawi also produced joint top scorers; Phiri Jnr and Gabadinho Mhango with three goals each. n