One of the top sports analysts in Malawi, Peterkins Kaira, has labeled Wednesday’s Football Association of Malawi’s press conference as individual since the board’s President, Walter Nyamilandu, highlighted most issues to his name, not to FAM as a whole.
At the press conference, on Wednesday, Nyamilandu stressed that Malawi Football National team, The Flames, is improving and both him and coach Ronny Van Geneugden will not step down, among other things.
Commenting on the issue to do with what Nyamilandu said at the press briefing, Kaira said that what he said was just from his point of view not from FAM’s perspective as most people expected.
“The conference was just from him not from FAM since most things highlighted were attributed to his name, not FAM as a whole. He fell short of addressing issues that are of a big concern to Malawi Football, instead he was trying to respond to social media reports, and that was unfortunate because we expected him to come up with what would be the solution to poor standards of football in Malawi,” he emphasized.
Normally, a coach’s performance has to be given a rating after sometime to know how the hired person has fared during or after the tenure.
When asked to rate the performance of Nyamilandu in an analyst point of view, he lamented that there is nothing tangible that qualifies to be rated in what he has done in Malawi football.
“I am holding him responsible for poor administration because he is a leader of the association that is there to develop football in Malawi. So, that’s where I see that there is nothing tangible that I can point at. There is nothing that I can give a mark to be something substantive to football in Malawi. Intellectual capability is there (FAM), but implementation of the policy of football development is zero,” Kaira said.
Kaira also said there is a long way to go as a nation in football since there are lots of things to improve.