The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) will not extend the contract of Malawi National football team coach Ronny Van Geneugden, a decision made at the FA’s Executive Committee meeting held on 5th April in Salima.

The Belgian tactician whose two years contract with the country’s FA ended on 31st March 2019, was expecting to land a new deal as he said he was building a future Malawi National football team.

In a press statement released by FAM on Saturday 6th April, FAM has decided not to extend RVG’s contract due to poor results for the Malawi National football team since the Belgian took charge of the team in March 2017.

In his 2 years with the Flames, Ronny Van Geneugden has been in charge of 21 games with the flames only registering a single win, three draws and 17 loses.

In the mean time, the Football Association of Malawi has appointed an interim technical panel for the Malawi National football team headed by former player Meke Mwase who was coach of the Malawi Under 23 football team to take charge of the senior team until a permanent replacement is made.

Mwase will be deputised by Lovemore Fazili with Bob Mpinganjira appointed as the teams fitness trainer while Swadick Sanudi and James Sangala will maintain their positions as goalkeeper trainer and team manager respectively.

The interim technical panel will have it’s first assignment on 19th April when the Flames will play against Eswatini in the first leg of the 2020 CHAN qualifier.

Blessings Mpando

My name is Blessings Mpando from Lilongwe district born in December 1994. I am a Christian and a member of CCAP. I grew up in Lilongwe and completed my secondary education in 2010 before going on to complete my diploma in journalism at the Polytechnic Continuing Centre.

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