Mighty Tigers have identified former Nyasa Big Bullets Coach Rodgers Yasin as the team’s head coach following the departure of Gerald Phiri last week.
Sources indicate that Tigers interviewed three coaches including Yasin and former Masters Security Coach and Silver Strikers Assistant Coach Abas Makawa.
Tigers Technical Director, Robin Alufandika, could neither confirm nor deny whether the side had settled for Yasin who is currently coaching Premier Division side, Sable Farming.
“We shortlisted three coaches and we will be announcing the successful coach on Saturday. So I can’t pre-empt anything because it will jeopardise everything as we are about to conclude discussions,” he said.
Phiri resigned from Tigers citing lack of players’ welfare saying it was affecting the teams’ performance.
Meanwhile, Football Association of Malawi (Fam) Transfer Matching System Manager, Casper Jangale, who is also responsible for Club Licencing, said they were following up the issue with keen interest as Tigers need a new coach before the start of the season.
“It is not only Tigers but all clubs who do not have coaches with required qualification that have been reminded to abide by the law as we strive to meet Fifa’s Club Licencing standards in in the country,” he said.
Last season, Tigers finished on position nine in TNM Super League after collecting 38 points from 30 games.
In Fisd Challenge Cup, Tigers were booted in round of 32 after going down to Premier Division side, Hangover United 3-2.
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