Thursday Apr 06, 2017. 16:30
Information coming through from Malawi is that the country's Football Association is set to appoint a new foreign coach sooner rather than later.
Reports indicate that FAM is nearing the final stages of its search for Flames' expatriate coach and it is reported that former Zimbabwe coach Kalisto Pasuwa could be the man.
The information comes after FAM admitted to have made an error in unveiling Gerald Phiri as Flames head coach a few days ago.
“We already agreed with Government through the Ministry of Sports and Sports council that we will have an expatriate for three years to be assisted by two local coaches,” said FAM President Walter Nyamilandu.
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“We errored for unveiling Phiri as Head Coach because an expatriate is expected to arrive in due course.”
Meanwhile, Pasuwa is tipped to be the expatriate coach and is expected to arrive in the country on Thursday.
The new coach is set to succeed Burundian Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan, who took charge for just one match, leading the Flames to a 1-0 victory over Swaziland in a 2017 Nations Cup qualifier last year.
Ramadhan replaced sacked coach Ernest Mtawali in July of the same year, and reports indicate that Pasuwa will be deputized by George Phiri.
Phiri is now acting as head coach ahead of the 2018 CAF African Championships Qualifiers (Chan) which get underway this month.