Patrick Mabedi named Malawi assistant coach

Patrick Mabedi named Malawi assistant coach
Patrick Mabedi

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Aug 09, 2016. 14:00

Information coming through from Malawi is that former Flames defender Patrick Mabedi has been named as assistant coach of the national team.

The Nyasa Times website has it that interim coach, Nsazurwimo Ramadhan, has been given the reins ,by the Football Association of Malawi (FAM), to lead the national soccer team.

The move follows the sacking of coach Ernest Mtawali last month with Ramadhan given the opportunity to choose his technical team.

It is reported that the Burundian mentor has since opted for South African based former Kaizer Chiefs defender, Mabedi and Deklerk Msakakuona as his assistants

Speaking to the Malawian website, FAM General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said this was done on Saturday when the football governing body had its executive committee meeting at the Mpira Village in Blantyre.

“Mr Ramadhan was was given an opportunity to appoint his backroom staff,” Nyirenda said.

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Furthermore, Ramadhan is expected to sign a one month contract this week which will run from August 10 until September 10.

Mabedi has worked as assistant coach at Moroka Swallows and Mpumalanga Black Aces in the South African Premier Soccer League.

However, Aces were sold at the end of the 2015/16 season to John Comitis who subsequently changed the clubs name to Cape Town City FC, a move which left Mabedi jobless.

Ramadhan worked as assistant coach to Mtawali whose contract was not renewed in July and will lead the Flames for the remainder of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

The Flames go up against the Isihlangu Semnikati of Swaziland in their final AFCON Qualifier on September 03 at home.



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