The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) this week issued a stern warning against Super League side Chitipa United for using a non-licensed and unqualified coach in their matches. The warning follows the use of Peter Kings Kaira as coach, although he does not possess a CAF B license as per request for any Super League coaching.
Per FAM Club and Licensing Manager Caspar Jangale, Kaira wasn’t supposed to be on the bench as he only has a FAM C license. As per club breached licensing regulations, He further explained that as an elite club Chitipa United must understand the consequences of using unlicensed Coach.
“FAM gives clubs permission to use coaches that do not possess the required license, if the club follows the correct procedures by informing us. FAM warned Chitipa United because proper channels were not followed. We simply heard about the issue without the team informing us,” he pointed out.
Jangale therefore warned all Super League clubs to ensure they do not break rules of the Super League, since in doing so, they may face various punishments such as fines or disqualification.
Reacting to FAM’s warning, Chitipa United’s General Secretary Marshall Mwenechanya in defense, argued that Kaira took on the role of coach in the absence of head Coach Kondwani Mwalweni, who at that time was attending a funeral.
Mwenechanya further explained that it was unfortunate that FAM gave them the strong warning for an action that occurred just once. As Kaira was just assisting for one specific match, and the coach would be back on the touchline in the next game.
Many fans, however, applaud FAM for its action because a lot of unprofessional actions are happening un the Super League