Malawi Football Coaches Association (MFCA) has asked stakeholders to support new Malawi national football team head Coach Meke Mwase as he is about to start his job.
Mwase was appointed as Flames’ full-time mentor over the weekend after working in an interim coach since April when Football Association of Malawi (FAM) decided not to renewing Ronny van Geneugden (RVG)’s deal.
MFCA General Secretary, Davie Mpima, said local Flames coaches do not get good treatment from their employers as compared to expatriates.
“Although remuneration differs depending on experience, qualifications and bargaining power, we would be happy if Mwase gets the kind of support that is accorded to expatriates,” Mpima said.
He added: “He should be given a decent house, a car and packages similar to RVG’s. It would be unfair to expect good results from Mwase if he does not get a good package.”
Mpima further said that the coaches’ body would meet FAM Sub-Technical committee to appreciate how Mwase was selected from the list of 55 coaches who applied for the job.
After announcing Mwase’s appointment on Sunday, FAM president, Walter Nyamilandu, said the coach would have to enter into contractual negotiations with the government and complete necessary recruitment formalities.
Meanwhile, Mwase’s club TN Stars has extended best wishes to the trainer, saying he would remain part of the club’s legacy.
Mwase said he was looking forward to discussing his package with FAM and government officials.
“I am yet to resign at TN Stars because there are a lot of issues which need to be sorted out. My scope of work will depend on what I agree with Fam and the government on the matter,” Mwase said.
Meanwhile, Malawi National Council of Sports acting Executive Secretary, Henry Mereka, said FAM needed to officially write the parastatal on the appointment before the matter could be taken to the government.