Flames coach Ernest Mtawali has decided to take a breather to cool off his spirits following the team’s unconvincing exit from this year’s COSAFA Castle Cup tournament.
The Flames hobbled to a 1-0 defeat against Lesotho in a game played at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Namibia, and subsequently failed to progress to the quarter-finals of the tournament.
Malawi failed to beat the team that last beat them 37 years ago, in an international friendly match.
In an interview after the game, coach Earnest Mtawali believed he will be in charge of the team in the next COSAFA Castle Cup tournament.
But for now, he has decided to take a break and enjoy moment in South Africa where he once spent years playing professional football.
The team flew back home on Friday June 18th via Johannesburg, but Mtawali decided to remain in South Africa to see his family.
“My family lives here in Johannesburg and I saw it as an opportunity to remain behind to see them,” said Mtawali.
His contract expires in July this year.