TNM Super League coaches without the newly set CAF B Licence minimum requirement can now breathe a sigh of relief following an agreement by Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and Super League of Malawi (Sulom) to offer them special consideration.
According to Sulom general secretary Williams Banda, the agreement was reached at a meeting held last Friday.
“It was agreed during the meeting that FAM, through its technical director [John Kaputa], will arrange a CAF C Licence Coaching Course in March and then hold a CAF B Licence Course in June to cater for those that have deficiencies.
“We are hoping that by August 1, all the coaches will have the minimum CAF B License,” Banda said.
The Sulom GS said the CAF B Licence will still be effected as minimum qualification, “but the coaches that do not have the required papers, they will be given special consideration which will be issued upon attending the CAF C Licence in preparation for the CAF B Licence Course.”
Banda, therefore, called on all Super League coaches that do not have the required papers to contact Sulom secretariat to get more details.
“We will then submit names of those that will apply to FAM for further action.”
Coaches that would have been affected by the new requirement included Mabvuto Lungu (Big Bullets), Elia Kananji (Be Forward Wanderers), Pritchard Mwansa (Red Lions), Thomas Maloya (Mafco), Kelvin Kuyewawa (Chilumba Barracks) and Oscar Kaunda (Civo United).
Kananji yesterday hailed Sulom and FAM for offering them an opportunity to upgrade.
“It is good that they have given us a chance and I will enrol for the course immediately. It comes as a relief,” he said.
FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed the meeting, but said they were yet to finalise the matter.
“There were several issues that were discussed and that was one of them. We also discussed issues to do with harmonised calendar and players’ contracts, we are meeting again in due course and after that meeting ,we will have a clear position,” he said. n