Football Association of Malawi (Fam) postponed an Executive Committee meeting that was scheduled for Saturday.
The association’s General Secretary, Alfred Gunda, on Saturday said that the meeting was postponed due to the death of a relative to one of Fam’s officials.
The meeting was expected to, among other things, decide the way forward on Malawi National Football Team’s vacant coaching post.
Fam President, Walter Nyamilandu, last week said the Executive Committee needed to decide on whether to wait or not for the government’s decision on the hiring of an expatriate coach.
The Flames have African Nations Championship (Chan) and Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers in April and June, respectively.
Another item that was on the agenda was the Flames’ budget.
During Fam’s annual general meeting held in Lilongwe late last year, the association’s Director of Finance and Administration, Christopher Mdolo, pegged the team’s budget at K300 million.
The Flames will play against Madagascar on the weekend of April 20, with the second leg scheduled for April 28 in Malawi.
In the 2019 Afcon qualifiers, Flames were drawn alongside African champions, Cameroon, and Morocco whereas Comoros Islands or Mauritania will complete the set. The qualifiers for Group B kick-off in June.
Apart from government funding, the association expects an estimated K190 million from television rights and a further K122 million from investment income through hiring out of Chiwembe Ground, MDC Stadium and a bus.
In the previous competition, the Flames drained an estimated K200 million on the botched up 2017 Afcon qualifying campaign.
The Flames finished Group L campaign with a single 1-0 victory against Swaziland at Kamuzu Stadium.
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