- Category: Sports Snippets
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- Written by Michael Mmeya
The top dogs at the Ministry of Youth and Sports are failing Malawi sports. A case in point is that since the issue of the sacked Flames coaching panel erupted, the ministry has not inspired anyone; to conclude that it is on top of things.
To prove that they are not in control, senior as they are, the minister and his two principal secretaries have failed to manage the Flames coaching panel transition. Instead, they have made a mountain out of a molehill. Reactions from the ministry now give the impression that the whole government machinery is scattered because of the need to engage the three Flames caretakers, for just seven months. What do you make of a Sports Minister and his cohorts who do not see the urgency of engaging a caretaker coaching panel for the Flames, who have no coach, but have World Cup qualifiers in the not-so-distant future? It is sad that the ministry is, instead, glorifying the usual government bureaucracy. Frankly speaking, the problem at hand is one that someone serious would personally just engage a few heads, walk into Treasury and come back smiling. Zomwezi mpaka Mayi azidziwe?
Please stop the exodus
In recent times, every other week we have heard about a Malawian player or players crossing the borders in search of greener pastures elsewhere, particularly in Mozambique. While such news has made good reading, one would wonder if it has jolted football administrators in the country to realise that the exodus of the players is a new deadly disease that requires ‘scientists’ to research and come up with an immediate cure. Left unchecked, the trend could undermine efforts to grow Malawi football although it will economically enrich the concerned players.