Football Association of Malawi (FAM) in its bid to help the national team ‘Flames’ qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, has sought the services of technical consultant Andy Dell who currently coaches at Reading Academy in United Kingdom.
Malawi-Sports speaking with Fam president Walter Nyamilandu in an interview, revealed that the decision just after Malawi lost 2-0 to Zambia in an international friendly played Sunday at Nkoloma Stadium in Zambia.
Nyamilandu further said that Dell would be advising the Flames coaches Young Chimodzi and Jack Chamangwana on how to technically, tactically as well as administratively prepare for the qualification campaign.
The Fam boss said the technical committee recommended the hiring of the consultant and the executive approved it on Saturday.
Other sources further indicate Dell arrived yesterday with Fam being expected to meet all expenses for the consultant who will be in the country for a month.
Nyamilandu said the consultant’s contribution would help the Flames in their quest for the 2017 Afcon qualification.
“He is coming to assess and evaluate the national team to prepare us for the Africa Cup of Nations. He will be in the country for a month,” Nyamilandu said.
“He is very experienced and qualified. A Uefa A and B licence holder. He is the one who set up Surestream Academy. So, he knows the team and the country because at one time he also assisted former coach Kinnah Phiri.”
Nyamilandu said Dell will only advise the coaches.