The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) technical subcommittee held its first meeting on Saturday at Chiwembe Technical Centre in Blantyre.
The committee’s chairman James Mwenda described the meeting as fruitful.
“The first part was more about orientation then we touched on grading of coaches and developments on youth football.
“We also met the senior national team coaches,” said Mwenda.
On the grading of coaches, Mwenda said the meeting resolved to phase out the preparatory course and instead start with FAM C License and then CAF C and FAM B license courses respectively.
“It was also agreed that we propose to FAM executive committee to roll out the under-15 leagues in all districts to ensure smooth transition from Under-17 and Under-20,” he said.
On the meeting with coaches, the meeting discussed the Flames’ 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Guinea and plans for the remaining qualifiers against Zimbabwe and Swaziland as well as the Cosafa Cup.
“It was noted that the 3-5-2 formation contributed to the loss as it was not practiced as players are more familiar with the 4-4-2 formation.
“Fatigue also contributed as the players had not recovered having played back-to-back within four days following long trips. Joseph Kamwendo’s withdrawal at the 11th hour due to suspension did also not help matters,” said Mwenda.
Nevertheless the coaches were hailed for getting a point in Guinea as the game plan worked to perfection.
According to Mwenda, the coaches were told to ensure that they win the remaining qualifiers and win the Cosafa Cup, or at least reach the finals.