In a quest to make sure that the Flames qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has engaged the services of technical consultant Andy Dell, who is currently coaching at Reading Academy in United Kingdom.
The decision comes just after Malawi lost 2-0 to Zambia in an international friendly played Sunday at Nkoloma Stadium in Zambia.
According to Fam president, Walter Nyamil andu , the British will advise the Flames coaches Young Chimodzi and Jack Chamangwana on how to technically, tactically as well as administratively prepare for the qualification campaign.
The Fam boss said the technical committee recommended the hiring of the consultant and the executive approved it on Saturday.
The Briton jets in today and Fam is expected to meet all expenses for the consultant who will be in the country for a month.
Nyamilandu said the consultant’s contribution would help the Flames in their quest for the 2017 Afcon qualification.
“He is coming to assess and evaluate the national team to prepare us for the Africa Cup of Nations. He will be in the country for a month,” Nyamilandu said.
“He is very experienced and qualified. A Uefa A and B licence holder. He is the one who set up Surestream Academy. So, he knows the team and the country because at one time he also assisted former coach Kinnah Phiri.”
Nyamilandu said Dell will only advise the coaches.
“He will just advise and not interfere with the actual coaching,” he said. “His report will be crucial for continuous improvement purposes and assist with our drive to qualify.”
When asked how much will Fam cough for the highly qualified coach, Nyamilandu responded; “Not much, but affordable”
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