Malawi Will Not Hire Condom As Their Coach
Malawi has announced that it will not recruit Jordi Condom to save the Flames, the country’s national football team from being a bedfellow at the Afcon.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has denied social media reports that it is planning to hire Condom to lead the Malawi National Football Team for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Cameroun next year.
This follows a report on African Sports Today in the wee hours of Monday which said FAM was on the verge of employing the 52-year old Spaniard to take over from Meck Mwase ahead of January’s tournament.
But hours later, FAM has refuted the claims, saying the association has a running contract with Mwase.
The country’s soccer governing body said the decision to hire a Technical Director Marian Mario Marinica was to ensure that he works hand in hand with Mwase in preparation for the forthcoming tournament.
According to the Association, there is a tremendous progress in the national team and there is now it can consider hiring a new coach when the Technical Members, who have done well, have running contracts.
Malawi was drawn in Group B alongside heavyweights Senegal, Guinea and Zimbabwe. The tournament kicks off on 10th January, 2022.
However, the team will travel to Cameroun in the aftermath of a poor showing in the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup qualifiers after registering one win and five defeats to finish bottom of Group D with three points.