The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has hired former under 20 head coach Ernest Mtawali as the new mentor and Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan as his deputy for the Malawi National Football Team.
Mtawali, together with Eddington Ng’onamo, Gilbert Chirwa and Nsazuwrimo Ramadhan, were shortlisted by the Country’s Fa for interviews on Thursday in which he outclassed the other three coaches.
The former Mamelodi Sundowns and Flames midfielder was named a care taker coach in June following FAM’s decision to fire Young Chimodzi and Jack Chamangwana in the aftermath of Malawi’s 1-nil defeat to Zimbabwe.
He was in-charge of Flames’s 1-nil victory over Uganda on Independence day celebration where he indicated that he would have loved to coach the team on a permanent basis.
“I would have loved to take over the coaching role on a permanent basis because I am ready for the challenge,” he said.
And now, his dream has become a reality as he will sign a two year contract with the Fa.
Malawi24 has learnt that his official unveiling will be done by FAM at Chiwembe Technical Centre on Saturday morning and his first assignment will be away to Swaziland of 5th September in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.