Malawi Government has given former Flames coaching panel it redeployed to regional sports offices a month’s leave as it sorts out their terms of reference.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports redeployed Kinnah Phiri, Young Chimodzi and Jack Chamangwana following FAM’s decision to dissolve the Flames panel on the basis of poor performance.

Former FAM technical director Jack Chamangwana, who doubled as Flames technical adviser, confirmed government’s move to send them on leave.

“We have been sent on a month-long leave as government tries to finalise the terms of our new roles and other administrative and technical issues.

“According to communication from government, we are supposed to start work on March 1,” said Chamangwana.

Chamangwana and Chimodzi, who was the assistant Flames coach, in principle accepted government’s decision to redeploy them, but were quick to say that they would wait for their terms of reference.

However, Kinnah recently said he is yet to decide on whether to take up government’s offer as he is still consulting his lawyers.

“Hopefully, by the end of this month something should come up and that is when I will be able to determine my future,” said Kinnah.

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