Barely days after being appointed fitness trainer for the Malawi Under 20 Women football team, Isaac Jomo Osman had been replaced by Sungeni Msiska.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) appointed Osman, the owner of Ntopwa Football Teams, alongside head coach Maggie Chombo-Sadik.
Initially, Msiska was appointed the second assistant coach but has been replaced by Scholastica Khunga who was the first assistant coach.
The appointment received mixed reactions with others arguing Osman is not fit to for the post since the country has coaches who were trained for the fitness roles.
However, some reports indicate that FAM got orders from ‘above’ considering Osman’s political affiliation.
FAM communications manager, Gomezgani Zakazaka could not be drawn for comment, as he cut the call, and Osman himself posted on his Facebook page dispelling rumors that the drop was politically motivated.
“Tonse Government has got nothing to do with this, it’s normal in football so don’t put politics on this please,” he said.
Goalkeeper’s trainer Wilson Mkandawire has also been replaced by former Mighty Wanderers FC goalkeeper, Vales Kamzere.
FAM has also made changes at the senior women football side, by appointing Thom Mkorongo as head coach, replacing McNebert Kazuwa who has now been given a trainer's role.
Andrew Chikhosi has been maintained as first assistant coach, while Chisomo Nkhoma has been appointed second assistant coach.