Five coaches, including a foreigner, have applied for the Blantyre United coaching job.
United General Secretary, Anthony Kafuwa, confirmed that a Nigerian is among the applicants for the post which the TNM Super League strugglers advertised last week.
“It is true that we have received application letters and we hope to shortlist by July 10 because we want the coach to start work by July 20. I cannot disclose the names of the local coaches because some of them are from other Super League teams and therefore, it may compromise their current jobs,” Kafuwa said.
Assistant Coach, Safarao Pompi, and Team Manager, Shadreck Mpesi, are in charge of United, who lie second from the bottom of the 16-member league with four points from eight games.
However, Pompi does not possess the minimum requirement of a Caf B Licence in line with the Club Licensing System, which Football Association of Malawi enforces.
Kafuwa said the team does not want a foreign coach.
“Much as we would be glad to bring a foreign coach, we are limited in terms of funds. This is a team that is sponsored by individuals and we cannot afford a coach from outside the county. Even locally, apart from meeting our requirements, we need a coach who will be able to understand us,” he said.
Kafuwa added that United are trying to source funds from well-wishers.
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