Football Association of Malawi technical director Jack Chamangwana has blasted Escom United, Silver Strikers and Mighty Wanderers over their penchant for hiring and firing coaches.
He has warned that such actions were counter-productive to football development.
Chamangwana was reacting to Escomâ€™s decision to push out the Charles Manda-led coaching panel.
Meanwhile, National Coaches Committee (NCC) chairperson John Kaputa has warned against Escomâ€™s decision to use senior players as coaches.
â€œThe blame should be on Escom management that fired three quarters of the team. In that case, you cannot expect instant results. They should be talking about the team merely surviving in the Super League because this is a new team. It takes time to produce results,â€ argued Chamangwana.
He said he does not understand how Silver could dismiss coach Thom Mkorongo when the team is leading in the TNM Super League race or the decision taken by Wanderers to sack Frank â€˜Francoâ€™ Ndawa.
â€œThree quarters of our teams do not have technical committees to assess training, fielding and formations. Coaches work at the mercy of administrators who have no technical expertise. You cannot fire coaches over bottle store opinion poll,â€ he said.
Escom chairperson Fanuel Nkhono defended their decision, saying it is the coaches who recommended the sacking of the players. Nkhono said senior players will take charge of the team. But Kaputa on Saturday said only C licence holders can coach in the Super League and Escom must not cut corners.
â€œThe standards are very clear. What Escom are doing is not in order. When Silver drafted Hellings Mwakasungula and Itayi Nundwe into the coaching panel they listened to our advice and hired a C-Licence holder Mkorongo to be the head coach,â€ said Kaputa.