The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) wishes to advise that the Executive Committee at its meeting of 3rd December 2021 meeting took a decision to re-organise the technical set up of the Flames to ensure that it is well prepared for the forthcoming Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroun 2022.

This comes against the background of the Flames’ dismal performance at the just ended Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, where the team ended bottom of the table. Upon reflection, it has become very clear that the team has technical and tactical deficiencies that have to be worked on in order to turn around its performance.

After careful consideration, the Executive Committee approved that that new Technical Director, Marian Mario Marinica should temporarily take charge of the Flames as Head of Technical Panel supported by Meck Mwase.

However realising the enormity of the gap that has to be closed and the daunting task that lies ahead, the Executive Committee approved the hiring of a professional Data Analyst and Sports Pyschologist to work with the team. In light of these changes, the full composition of the technical panel for the Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroun 2022 is as follows:

Head of Technical Panel – Marian Mario Marinica

Coach – Meck Mwase

1st Assistant Coach – Lovemore Fazili

2nd Assistant Coach – Bob Mpinganjira

Data Analyst – Ged Searson

Sports Psychologist – Clwyd Jones

Physiotherapist – Chikondi Mandalasi

Team Doctor – Gift Ligomeka

Team Manager – Clement Kafwafwa

We wish to advise that this special arrangement is an interim measure that is specific to the Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroun 2022 only with the view to improving performance of the Flames at this prestigious tournament. It is our expectation that during this period, Meck Mwase and his counterparts will learn from the new Technical Director as he introduces a new philosophy to improve style of play.

In the spirit of national unity and pride, FAM would like to urge all stakeholders to rally behind the Flames and render support to the Technical Panel so that it should be given a chance to deliver the desired results.


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