Wednesday Apr 05, 2017. 11:30
Former Zimbabwe national team coach Kalisto Pasuwa could become the new Malawi boss if media reports are anything to go by.
Football Association of Malawi showed their interest in the former Warriors coach, but the government's reluctance to support the FA saw the appointment being put aside.
However, reports from Zimbabwe indicate that FAM has reignited their interest in Pasuwa as he returns into the frame to take the reins.
Ahead of their 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations as well as the 2018 CAF African Nations Championships Qualifiers, FAM proposed to the government to hire a foreign coach.
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However, recent reports indicated that lack of funding by their cash-strapped government culminated in the football mother body issuing a statement announcing it had abandoned the idea of hiring a foreign coach.
Just last week, the soccer mother body has appointed Gerald Phiri, the first assistant, on a one-year contract to lay the ground work for the incoming coach, who is expected this week.
Speaking to Zimbabwean media, Pasuwa’s manager Gibson Mahachi said FAM were yet to get back to them since inquiries were made over his client’s availability last month.
“We haven’t heard anything from them (Malawi). Our last communication was when they asked about the availability of the coach, to which we provided the details,” he said to the News Day.
“Remember there are so many coaches who applied for the job and we wouldn’t know who they are appointing.”
Although they failed to reach the knockout stages, Pasuwa led the Warriors to their first AFCON tournament since 2006 in Gabon early this year.