By Robert Kumwenda
Flames caretaker coach Mswazurimo Ramahdan has expressed his interest for the position of the National Team coach.
Ramadhan disclosed this Tuesday to journalists in at Mpira House during a press briefing.
The position of the country’s National Team coach fell vacant following the refusal of the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) National Executive Committee to renew one year contract of the current outgoing coach Ernest Mtawali following the Flames unimpressive performance in the COSAFA and the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) respectively.
“When everyone is one a lower position he or she always inspires to be on a higher position, so if given opportunity to lead the Flames am ready to take up that position because l have vast experience in football,” he said.
He said he has 29 years of experience in football saying that whatever comes he will take it.
The Flames caretaker coach also added that he is not taking the game against Botswana as a test for because Malawi was already booted out of the AFCON but he said he want to win that game.
Though some may say that we are fighting for nothing but still at the end of the day there is something to fight for to move on FIFA ranking position as well as to please our supporters and sponsors he said.
Meanwhile Ramadhan has called up 27 players both locally and internationally in preparation for the game against Botswana who are scheduled to start training Monday next week.
“We are not going to have a friendly match before the Swaziland game because time was not on our side according to FIFA calendar, the whole idea is to win not to build a team because you cannot build a team in one game,” he said.
Flames outstanding midfielder Joseph Kamwendo has been dropped and Isaac Kaliati has also been dropped due to injury.
Atusaye Nyondo who plays for Pretoria University has also been dropped following his unimpressive performance and Robin Ngalade has also been dropped because he is not active in football.