Tuesday Apr 11, 2017. 11:30
In the wake of employing a new coach in Ronny Van Geneugden, the Football Association of Malawi President Walter Nyamilandu says there was no need to advertise the coaching job.
The FAM boss has defended their decision not to advertise, insisting they went on "searching" for their choice on a two-year deal.
Meanwhile, Nyamilandu said they hope the new Belgian manager will bring a new mentality and a new attitude considering their poor results in the past two years.
"We never advertised for the job because experience has shown that in the football industry we head hunt or go for shopping," said Nyamilandu.
MALAWI ROPE IN A BELGIAN COACH
"We searched high and low and shortlisted three or four candidates. We discussed as an executive committee and the technical director and narrowed down to one candidate.
"We paraded the coaches and spent money on them. They came and spoke the [football] lingua franca but delivered no results."
"The contract has key performance indicators and expectations.”
Furthermore, the president added that the Belgian coach has been given short-term and long-term targets.
Rather than relying on the government for the coach's wages, Nyamilandu said they can no longer pay a foreign coach's wages, but FAM partners FDH and FIFA will be responsible for the coach's perks.
The Flames are in Group B in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers together with Cameroon, Morocco and Comoros, and will resume their campaign against Comoros in June at home.