Manda had been named to take over the coaching job at Wanderers on temporally basis following the resignation of its head coach Stuart Mbolembole over the weekend.
The FA chief executive officer, Suzgo Nyirenda reportedly said that Wanderers cannot hire Manda services because of the contract he signed with the FA requires him to work for the FA full time.
“Manda is working fulltime for the association and as per contract; he is not supposed to be engaged by any other institution or club.
Secondly, we have not received any official communication on the issue, as such, I need to sit down with him to get down to the bottom of the issue,” explained Nyirenda in an interview with country’s online publication The Nation Online.
Manda was unavailable for his side of story when this reporter tried to sought his view on the latest development.
However, Wanderers FC vice general secretary Chris Kananji reportedly told the local media that Manda had accepted the offer.
Kananji further disclosed that his club would engage on permanent basis, Gerald Phiri Snr who is currently assistant coach of the Malawi Under-20 national soccer team.
“The thing is that we want to engage [Manda] on part time basis until the issue of Gerald Phiri is finalised. Manda informed us that there would be no problem,” Kananji told The Nation online.
Kananji also conceded that his club had not consulted the FA before making public the appointment of Manda.
Apart from Manda, Wanderers has also announced that they had engaged the team’s legend Kannock Bruno Munde and Thom Milanzi as team manager and vice-team manager respectively.
Meanwhile, Wanderers FC have terminated the services of assistant coach Albert Mpinganjira, team manager, Chiyembekezo Zidana and Vice-team manager Vales Kamzere.
The trio were part of Mbolembole backroom staff.
Wanderers had a bumpy start of this year league season which kicked off last Saturday they lost 2-0 on their own backyard Blantyre to Lilongwe based rivals Silver Strikers.