Malawi have sacked coach Meck Mwase and changed him with Romanian Mario Marinica, the nationwide soccer affiliation (FAM) confirmed on Monday.
Marinica had been technical director of the nationwide staff, the Flames, who reached the spherical of 16 on the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon this 12 months earlier than dropping to Morocco.
After first-round exits within the 1984 and 2010 editions, Malawi impressed beneath the 57-year-old Romanian, defeating Zimbabwe and drawing with eventual champions Senegal within the group stage.
FAM officers mentioned, “They have been happy with the performances of the nationwide staff on the AFCON this 12 months and resolved to present Mario Marinica a full mandate”.
Mwase guided Malawi to the delayed 2021 Cup of Nations in Cameroon, however carried out poorly in 2022 World Cup qualifying, dropping 5 of six matches in opposition to Cameroon, the Ivory Coast and Mozambique.
Malawi are ranked thirty first in Africa and one hundred and twentieth on this planet and are anticipated to be among the many 12 third seeds when the 2023 Cup of Nations teams draw is made on April 19.