Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has finally written the government, asking that Malawi National Football Team head Coach Meck Mwase be given another contract.
Contents of the proposal are under wraps but Mwase clearly indicated in an interview last month that he wanted an improved contract.
During its meeting last week, Fam’s executive committee resolved to recommend that the government offers the coach a new contract following the Flames’ qualification for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals.
Fam General Secretary Alfred Gunda said the executive will meet again to agree on areas that should form part of the contract.
“The executive committee will meet again to consider areas that should form part of the contract evaluation process. We need to have ways and means of measuring what has to be achieved in the period to be agreed upon. Our recommendation has already been forwarded to the Malawi National Council of Sports for processing with the Ministry of Youth and Sports as the employer,” Gunda said.
Sports Council acting Executive Director Henry Mereka said they received the letter on Tuesday.
“It is a two-year contract proposal and we have already forwarded it to the government for consideration,” Mereka said.
Mwase expressed happiness with the development.
“I delivered under difficult circumstances and I expect an improved contract,” he said.
Mwase will be the third Malawian coach to take Malawi to the continental showpiece after late Henry Moyo in 1984 and Kinnah Phiri in 2010.
The Flames finished second in Group B of the 2021 qualifiers behind Burkina Faso, at the expense of Uganda and South Sudan.
Peter Fote is a Sports Journalist with huge experience in radio and Television reporting, production and presentation. He once worked with Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and is currently working for Times Media Group.