FAM not hiring Condom

Malawi Flames

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has refuted social media claims that they intend to hire a Spanish manager, Jordi Condom to take charge of the Malawi national senior football team. 

On Monday, there were reports on social media platforms like Facebook and Whatsapp that the association was in talks with Condom to take charge of the team at the Africa Cup of Nations next year, which sparked a lot of debate.

According to a statement from the FA on the matter, the current coach, Meck Mwase has a running contract with the team until February 2023.

"As you might also be aware, FAM recently recruited a Technical Director Marian Mario Marinica, who apart from overseeing football development will be working hand in hand with the Senior National Team Technical Panel in preparation for the forthcoming TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Finals.

"FAM therefore categorically distances itself from this post making rounds on social media. As a well-established organisation, FAM recognizes the progress made so far by the Senior National Team and respects the contract agreement in place between FAM and the National Team Coach. FAM would never engage another person for a position whose holder still has a running contract with the association," reads the statement by FAM communications director, Gomezgani Zakazaka.

The news about hiring Condom was however received with mixed feelings on the social platforms, with others supporting the idea in relation to the team's poor run in the just ended 2022 World Cup qualifiers, while some said that would be unfair to the team considering the time remaining for the team to travel to Cameroon for the tournament.