Court shifts Meck Mwase judgement date

David Kanyenda

Former Malawi National Football Team coach Meck Mwase will have to wait a bit longer for judgement of his case after the Industrial Relations Court (IRC) in Blantyre Wednesday shifted the ruling to next month.

Mwase sued Football Association of Malawi (Fam) for unlawful termination of contract, redeployment and constructive dismissal.

Initially, IRC Deputy Chairperson Edna Bodole was expected to deliver judgement Wednesday, having earlier shifted the ruling from March 15.


Lawyer David Kanyenda, who is representing Mwase, said they were told that judgement was not ready.

“We just have to wait,” Kanyenda said.

Fam lawyer Louis Ulaya was not available for comment Wednesday.


Mwase is claiming about K500 million in damages for unlawful dismissal and loss of revenue.

Fam fired Mwase during an Executive Committee meeting held in Mangochi in April last year and replaced him with Mario Marinica, who was initially hired as technical director.

The country’s football governing body later announced that it had redeployed Mwase to the post of Under-23 national football team coach with no change on his perks.

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