Malawi’s qualification for next year’s AFCON tournament has boosted Meke Mwase’s chances of securing a new contract as the Flames coach.
The Football Association of Malawi – FAM had offered Mwase a 3-month provisional contract following expiry of his initial one-year deal with the government.
Speaking to the press immediately after Monday’s final qualifier against Uganda at the Kamuzu Stadium, Sports Minister Ulemu Msungama indicated that he will engage FAM regarding the employment of Mwase as a full-time coach.
If it materializes, Mwase will take charge of the Flames at AFCON next year and would also be hoping to lead the side in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
On his part, FAM President Walter Nyamilandu said Mwase has proved beyond reasonable doubt that he is capable of the job.
“He (Meke Mwase) is a hero. The last time we went to AFCON was through Kinnah Phiri. We bought expatriate coaches but never made it, but he learned very quickly from the last coach we had.” Said Nyamilandu.
“He has earned his contract today. Who else do you see at the moment? He has to go and prove his worth in Cameroon,” emphasized Nyamilandu.
In group B, Malawi have finished on position 2 with 10 points, two behind leaders Burkina Faso, while Uganda have finished on third position with 8 points and South Sudan finishing with just 3 points.