Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says it will offer Flames interim coach Meke Mwase a chance to apply for the national team head coach vacancy.
FAM president Walter Nyamilandu confirmed the development, saying the association wants to give Mwase a chance to vie for the position.
“Yes his application will definitely be considered. I have given this assurance,” he said.
Nyamilandu praised Mwase for turning around the Flames fortunes.
“He has proved his worth justifying that we made the right choice in appointing him as the interim coach of the Flames having, worked as coach for the Malawi Under-20 and Under-23 Olympic Games squads,” he said.
Mwase, who has guided the Flames to the Cosafa Plate final in South Africa, said in a media interview that he was preoccupied with national team engagements to consider applying for the position.
“I did not apply because the vacancy came while I was with the team at the Cosafa Challenge Cup. I thought it was important to concentrate on the tournament first,” he said in an interview yesterday.
But Mwase said he was interested in the job to replace the Belgian tactician Ronny Van Geneugden who quit after his contract expired in April.
“This is the job that I am already doing. However, it’s up to the FA to decide whether to consider me or not,” he said.
FAM published an advert last month whose deadline was May 31. According to the association there are 20 applications from both locals and expatriates.