Football Association of Malawia (FAM) has stated that due to the event that Flames coach Young Chimodzi and his deputy Jack Chamangwana travel to Scotland for a coaching course, team manager Franco Ndawa will take over the mantle as acting coach.

Chimodzi and Chamangwana’s trip to Scotland coincide with the team’s camping in preparation for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations’ (Afcon) qualifiers against Mali [November 15] and Ethiopia [November 19].

The duo is supposed to attend a Uefa course from November 2 to 4 while the Flames are slated to go into camp on November 3.

Our plan is that Ndawa, who is a qualified coach, will take over the team during the time that the coaches will be away and will be assisted by the team liaison officer James Sangala.

We will give the coaches a direction that is our plan. After all, they will only miss two days of training as they will be returning on November 5; said Nyirenda.

Chimodzi said he had not yet been informed about the arrangement as at noon yesterday.

We have a meeting later today and maybe that is where we’ll map the way forward and thereafter, I will be able to comment, said Chimodzi.

ZIMENE MUMAKONDA

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