The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has officially confirmed it will not renew Flames’ head coach Earnest Mtawli’s contract due to a string poor performances by the team.
FAM’s decision follows a recommendation by the technical sub-committee after a meeting on Saturday at Mpira House in Blantyre.
“The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) hereby informs the general public that its Executive Committee has resolved to recommend to Malawi Government that the employment contracts of the Head Coach, Mr. Ernest Mtawali and his Assistant, Mr. Nsanzurwimo Ramadahan should not be renewed upon expiry on 31st July 2016,” said General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda.
Nyirenda said the decision to let Mtawali go has been made as a result of poor performance of the Malawi National Football Team over the past year.
Nyirenda disclosed Ramadahan will assume the role of Flames’ caretaker coach from 10th August 2016 for a period of one month to take charge of the team’s last match of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Qualifiers against Swaziland.
The game is scheduled to be played in Blantyre on 3rd September 2016.
Flames’ performance under Mtawali’s management has been poor with the team booted out of the Cosafa Castle Cup tournament and Afcon qualifiers.
Mtawali’s contract expires next month.
Flames were beaten by Zimbabwe 3-0 in Harare in Afcon qualifiers and were eliminated from Cosafa by Lesotho.