The country’s FA President, Walter Nyamilandu Manda has confirmed the development and told the online mwnation that the soccer expert will work for a duration of a month with the mission to help the team clinch 2015 Cosafa Cup and to qualify for 2017 Africa Nations Cup.
He identified the would-be consultant as, Andy Dell, a Briton, currently working as one of the coaches at the English Championship League side Reading Football Club soccer academy.
Manda added further that the Briton who was expected to jet in the country Monday will also offer his expertise on how the country’s national soccer team should strategise to clinch the 2018 World Cup qualification.
“He will also help in offering advice in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers,” Nyamilandu Manda added.
He disclosed that the consultant will not be directly involved with the team players but the team coaches and will later be required to submit a report to the FA on how the team should improve its technical, tactical and administrative capabilities.
“Dell will not work directly with the players, but the coaches and at the end of the day; he will give us a report on how to improve the national team’s technical, tactical and administrative aspects. He will give coaches advice on areas that need improvement,” he said.
Dell is no stranger to Malawi football fraternity, he worked in the country in 2012 as a head coach for Surestream Soccer Academy in Blantyre that was established and sponsored by the British Petroleum exploring firm Surestream.
Meanwhile, Malawi assistant national team coach, Jack Chamangwana has attributed his side 2-0 loss on Sunday to Zambia to inexperience on part of his charges.
He claimed in an interview with a local daily that Zambia featured a strong team that included experienced foreign based players like, Nathan Sinkala, Rainford Kalaba and Kabaso Chongo.
“They featured all their best players who play within Africa while we featured a number of new players,” said Chamangwana.
Among the rookies, The Flames featured were Malumbo Gondwe, Muhammad Sulumba, Tizgobere Kumwenda, Amos Khamula and Victor Limbani. There were no experienced foreign based arsenals in the Flames squad.
But prior to the game Zambian coach, Honour Janza said that he included the experienced and rookies as part of rebuilding exercise towards making the Chipolopolo into a formidable side.
He said he wants the experienced players should start blending well with the inexperienced so that his successor should not have any headaches when working with the team.
“I will not be there tomorrow, but I have to prepare a strong team for the future tournaments so that the person who takes over as Chipolopolo coach finds the team ready,” he said.
However, Chamangwana conceded that the Chipolopolo were a best side in the first half, the time they scored the two important goals as his side allowed their opponents to knock the ball around.
Malawi picked up the pieces as the game wore on in the first half and later in the second half where two golden opportunities were created.
Unfortunately, these opportunities were fluffed by Micium Mhone and Sulumba who failed to hold their nerve when they had only with a goalkeeper at their mercy.
“We failed to contain pressure in the first half, but we were a far better side in the second-half in which we did not concede any goal.
We had two good chances, one in each half, Micium and Sulumba failed to score in one-on-one situations with the goalkeeper,” said Chamangwana.