Nyamilandu refuses to resign, backs RVG

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president has said the association has no intention of relieving the services of national team coach, Ronny Van Gnehudein, despite the recent poor performances by the team.

Nyamilandu said this during a press conference held at FAM offices at Mpira house in Blantyre on Wednesday.

Soccer fans across the country have been accusing both FAM leadership and the Belgian coach for the failure of the national team to deliver.

But Nyamilandu has refused to take the blame and maintained that RVG remains the right person for the position.

Nyamilandu said: “We can’t ask the coach to resign at this stage while the challenge we hired him for (AFCON competition) is still on and we know that he has failed to perform as people expected because when he came he found the team which was not sound and solid and he started building it.”

He further said the team has been struggling because the new players that RVG took on board had no experience and said it is unfair to call for his (RVG) resignation.

Commenting on other calls for him to step down as FAM president, Nyamilandu laughed off the suggestion saying he is mandated to run the office until 2019 and those calling for his resignation “must be ashamed where ever they are”.

“As far as I am concerned I am the president, my role goes beyond the national team which is well looked after and I am doing everything possible including my initiative of bringing in a high qualified coach.

“I don’t play football in the field, you have never seen me wearing a jersey so when the team is not doing well people must not rush pointing fingers at wrong people,”said Nyamilandu.

He therefore reminded the people whom he described as planning to illegally take over his post, that he was put in the office legally and no one can take him out illegally.

Under the services of RVG, Flames has played 17 games, won 2 and drew 9.

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