Coaches association of Malawi is worried as most coaches have failed to go for the CAF B coaching course due to the coronavirus pandemic a development which will have a negative impact on football in the country.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) states that a head coach for a super league club should have a minimum of a CAF B certificate which restricts a number of coaches to take charge of teams in the elite league despite their potential.
In March this year, FAM through the office of technical director was supposed to conduct the coaching course where a number of potential coaches including Civo service united assistant coach Elia Kananji, Be Forward Wanderers assistant coach Oscar Kaunda and former Malawi under 20 national football team coach Peter Mponda were lined up for the training.
According to national coaches association general secretary Aubrey Nankhuni, the delay caused by the pandemic is a huge blow to football development in the country but they expect to run the course once everything is cleared after the pandemic.
“FAM planned to run the CAF B coaching course earlier this year but the coronavirus pandemic disturbed all the set plans which has put a number of coaches to on the waiting list for the course. We expect to run the course once everything starts getting back to normal after the coronavirus pandemic but we can not deny the fact that this has affected our plans as it has affected different aspects of our lives”, said Nankhuni.