Malawi Job Beckons For Keshi, FAM Invites Applications

Malawi Job Beckons For Keshi, FAM Invites Applications

By Izuchukwu Okosi:

Sacked Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi may have lost his job as the national team coach of Nigeria but the embattled former Eagles captain may have been presented with the chance to coach the national team of Malawi, reports. 

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has officially invited applications for the position of the senior national football team head coach.

Should Keshi decide to apply for the Malawi job, there will be nobody to hurt as was in the case of his alleged application for the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire top job while on contract with the NFF.  The Glass House documented it as one of the Keshi's misfits, necessitating his removal.

In an advert placed in Malawi newspapers, FAM said interested candidates for the Flames post “must have a high level of football coaching licence such as Uefa A, B licence of FIFA Pro-licence.”

According to the advert, the candidates must also have “a wealth of coaching experience either at club or national team level, be of strong integrity and demonstrate vast knowledge of the game and be equipped with modern football tactics.”

The post became vacant after FAM sacked Young Chimozdi last month.

Interim coach Ernest Mtawali, whose mandate ended after leading the Flames to a 1-0 win over Uganda’s Cranes on Monday, is among those vying for the job, on his case, on a full time basis.

The Malawi FA, gathered, hopes to hire the new coach by August 1, 2015 to prepare the team for the away 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game against Swaziland early September. 

Keshi lost his job for allegedly applying for the national team coaching job of Cote d' Ivoire whilst he was still in charge of the Super Eagles.