Football Association of Malawi (Fam) says it will not take a soft stand to allow TNM Super League teams to use under qualified coaches ahead of the resumption of the season next month.
Fam Compliance Manager Casper Jangale said Thursday that the honey moon was over.
“We already made it clear that all Super League coaches must have a minimum Caf B. We will be very strict on the issue. Previously, we were accepting teams to have underqualified coaches but we want to set the standards now,” Jangale said.
As part of Club Licencing requirements, all Super League teams must have a minimum of Caf B or its equivalent. Kamuzu Barracks will be one of the teams in the tricky situation following the death of coach Billy Phambala. Assistant coach Ted Kalinda does not have Caf B licence but is expected to be in charge of the team when the football season resumes next month.
KB General Secretary Prince Majiga said the club was in process of requesting the Department of Sports in the Malawi Defence Force to give them a new head coach.
“We hope Fam will understand our situation but we are also making sure that we request the authorities to assist us with the highly qualified coaches within the Army,” he added.
Coaches Football Association General Secretary Davie Mpima urged all the Super League teams to comply with the requirements.
“We know some teams like KB are in tough situation because of circumstances but we believe MDF has capable people who can be hired on temporary basis while they are waiting for training of some of the coaches,” Mpima said.
Fam is expected to hold Caf B coaching course next month targeting 60 coaches after a five a year break. Some of the coaches expected to take part in the course include Civo Service United assistant coach Elia Kananji, Be Forward Wanderers assistant Oscar Kaunda and Nyasa Big Bullets assistant coach Peter Mponda.