Pack up and go RVG!


I totally agree with those who said football has the unique way of providing us with all the extremes of what life has to offer.

This week, I was thrown into one of the extremes of frustrations when RVG, my tormentor-in-chief, did the unthinkable at the on-going Cosafa Castle Cup in Polokwane, South Africa.

For the second time in row, the talentless expatriate coach has brought shame to the nation after failing to beat lowly-ranked sides like Mauritius and Botswana.


The Flames’ shoddy performance has dominated the headlines in our dailies all week.

This is the team that has become so hopeless and lifeless. I saw the utter confusion in the team when it succumbed to a 1-0 loss to Mauritius.

It was even heart-breaking to concede an equaliser three minutes before the final whistle in the game against Botswana.


Seriously, if RVG’s Flames cannot beat small teams like Mauritius, who else can they beat in this region?

I had problems to face the reality that confronted the team which has become so clueless since RVG took over the mantle and ended up retiring to bed frustrated.

It is a fact that the team has young talented players but the biggest problem with the team is lack of tactical acumen by our pampered foreign mentor.

RVG should simply accept that he has no football brains to transform Malawi soccer and the best he can do is to step down.

In fact, it was unheard of for Malawi to employ such an inexperienced coach. Some of us who have been in this game for some time appreciate the demands that go with coaching a national team.

It was a gamble to trust such a raw coach with the complicated task of coaching the national team.

It is even suicidal to invest our trust as a nation in such a novice hoping that he can improve Malawi football.

We should not be blinded by the spirit of patriotism and ignore the reality on the ground that our national soccer team has completely nose-dived since the coming in of RVG and his so-called football philosophy.

In fact, we need an explanation from Fam on how this coach was employed because even a novice in football can see that he has no football brains and is waste of time and resources. Keeping him in the job will be very costly to our football.

Seriously, Fam needs to explain why we should continue paying for such hopeless services.

Besides his limited football brains, it is also a fact that RVG’s relationship with some senior players is getting sour by the day, no wonder some of them were not available for the Cosafa trip.

It is better for us to be losing with local coaches than an expatriate who we are paying millions of kwacha despite his limited knowledge of the game.

We, therefore, ask RVG to pack up and go.

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