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Ronny is bad football template

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The nation is already fed up with the tantrums by Flames Coach Ronny van Geneugden, the gentleman who still needs experience to handle the pressure that goes with coaching a national football team.

Typical of a bad carpenter, the self-acclaimed saviour of Malawi football is busy blaming his tools for the bad job he did against Madagascar.

Prior to the games, which the Flames lost 2-0 on aggregate, Ronny was busy praising his charges that they were in the right shape. But after the two thorough beatings in Antananarivo and Lilongwe, he has changed his stand and he looks confused and clueless.

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Now he is telling the nation the jazz of hunting for technically-gifted players with special qualities to beef up his team when we all know that Malawi has no such players.

We will continue have a crop of rugged and hopeless players unless we start developing a new crop of players.

The media duly advised Fam not to employ an expatriate coach until we build a team but the advice landed on deaf ears.

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Ronny should simply keep quiet and eat our hard earned dollars in peace. There is nothing sensible he is talking about.

This is a coach who has been preaching about instilling a distinctive playing philosophy for the Flames but for the three games he has been in charge, the team’s playing standards have been deteriorating.

It is common knowledge that you cannot instil a particular playing philosophy in aging players. That is the task which should be dealt with at academy level. Mr Ronny, you do not teach an old dog new tricks.

It is absolutely ridiculous for Ronny to start fooling us with football semantics that do not make sense when we all know that he has become part and parcel of Malawi soccer problems.

The fact remains that he has no pedigree to provide us with light in this darkness that has fallen our football.

I hope he is not a bad template of how football is supposed to be played.

One thing Mr Ronny has to know is that we did not find joy in how he was recruited because in any sane environment, you do not get that lucrative and demanding job without proper interviews and scrutiny.

Most of us are not surprised that the coach has been falling all over and this circus will continue for the next two years, in the process, making our job of analysing football simpler.

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