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Fam denies interest in Spanish coach Condom

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Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has denied reports that Spanish coach Jordi Condom could lead the Flames at Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Cameroon in January 2022.

While Fam denied the reports, international media reported that Fam had contacted Condom, who currently manages newly promoted Belgian top flight side Seraing, as a possible replacement for under fire Meck Mwase.

African Sport Today reported Monday that Fam officials were in advanced talks with the Spanish coach.

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Fam distanced itself from the reports in a statement issued Monday.

“Fam would like to remind its stakeholders and the general public that it has a running contract with Meck Mwase until February2023…Fam therefore categorically distances itself from this post making rounds on social media…,” the statement reads.

The statement also stated that newly recruited Technical Director Marian Mario Marinica, will apart from overseeing football development be jointly working with the Flames technical panel.

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Earlier, the association’s president Walter Nyamilandu said it was “fake news”.

Mwase was reluctant to comment on the matter.

Since guiding the Flames to Afcon finals in March this year, Mwase has only won a single match in 12 matches in all competitions.

Malawi only registered a 1-0 victory over Mozambique in the just-ended World Cup qualifiers and lost five matches.

They lost 3-0, 2-1 to Ivory Coast, 2-0, 4-0 to Cameroon and 1-0 to Mambas.

The Flames also failed to register a victory during the 2021 Cosafa Cup in four matches in South Africa.

At the Cosafa Cup, Malawi lost 2-0 to Mozambique, 2-1 to Senegal but drew 2-2 against Zimbabwe and 1-1 against Namibia.

Recently, Fam hired Romanian Marian Mario Marinica as Technical Director, replacing John Kaputa, whose contract was not extended after its expiry in June.

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