The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has finally terminated the contract of flames Coach Young Chimodzi and his assistant Jack Chamangwana following the recent poor performance by the national team in the 2017 African Cup of Nation qualifying campaign.
This has been disclosed in a statement made available to FaceofMalawi signed by FAM’s General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda, saying this has been reached in the Emergency Executive Meeting held today in Chiwembe Technical Centre.
According to the Statement, FAM has resolved to recommend the government not to renew the contract of the two which is due to expire in July 312015.
“FAM would like to note that it has lost confidence in the coaches due to poor performance of the Malawi national football team generally during their term of engagement culminating into the recent loss to the Zimbabwe national football team.
“Since assuming responsibility in March 2014 the coaches have been in charge of 23 matches of which they won six, drew five and lost 12 representing a 23 percent wining rate,” reads in part the statement.
Add the statement: “In view of the above, FAM will upon consultation with Malawi Government, advertise for the position of the Malawi national football team Head Coach as soon as possible. It is expected that the new coach will be appointed by the 1st August 2015. FAM will cast its net wider both locally and internationally in search for a new coach.”
In the statement, Nyirenda said that FAM has since hired Enerst Mtawali as caretaker and sent on force leave Chimodzi and his assistant to ensure smooth transition.
“The appointment means Mtawali will immediately assume responsibility of the Flames in preparation for the friendly match against Uganda during the country’s Independence Day Celebrations,” said Nyirenda in a statement.
Meanwhile FAM has hailed government for fully supporting the Malawi national football team for the 2017 edition of AFCON qualifying matches.