The Industrial Relations Court is on Monday [June 6, 2022] expected to start pre-hearing a case involving Football Association of Malawi (Fam) and former Flames coach Meck Mwase.
Mwase dragged the association to court for unlawful contract termination, redeployment and constructive dismissal.
“Take notice that the pre-hearing conference on above matter shall take place on June 6, 2022 at 11:00 hrs at Industrial Relations Court, Blantyre,” reads the document from Court.
Attorney representing Mwase, David Kanyenda of Makiyi, Kanyenda and Associates confirmed yesterday.
“The conference represents an opportunity for both parties to attempt and reach a win-win negotiated settlement in good faith and under the auspices of the Court, failing which, the matter shall be set down for a trial on the matter on the merits where winner takes all and loser goes empty handed,” Kanyenda said.
Mwase filed a complaint that procedure and substantive unfairness and constitutional provisions were violated.
In addition, he also filed a complaint to do with defamation, breach of contract, constructive dismissal and discrimination.
Fam General Secretary Alfred Gunda did not answer his mobile phone yesterday.
Mwase refused to meet Fam over his redeployment as U-23 national team coach.
At its executive committee meeting held in Mangochi last month, Fam appointed Marian Mario Marinica as Flames Coach after relieving Mwase of his duties.
Mwase was redeployed as Under-23 national football coach, a position he held previously before he was promoted to the senior team in 2019 after Belgian Ronny van Geneugden was sacked at the end of his contract.
However, Mwase turned down the offer to be the Under-23 coach again.