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I am done with the national team, says sacked coach for Malawi

Sacked Malawi football coach coaches Monday appeared before the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports officials for a day-long hearing after which he declared he has nothing to the with the national team.

The meeting was held at Malawi National Council of Sports in Blantyre and each of the coaches appeared before the sports officials separately. The meeting resumes on Friday.

First to appear before the indaba was head coach Kinnah Phiri and he was followed by his assistant Young Chimodzi before technical director Jack Chamangwana wrapped up the day.

Principal secretary Justin Saidi confirmed the development but kept a tight lead on the deliberations.

However, coach Kinnah Phiri said after the meeting that he is done with the national team after Fam fired him and that the meeting had nothing to do with the coaches' assessment but rather on how they will be compensated.

"To me it was just a meeting to deal with issues of unfair dismissal and how they can reimburse us," he said.

He ruled out any chance of him returning to work for the Football Association of Malawi even if the government reversed Fam's decision.

"For me I accepted when Fam fired me. I am okay with the government, but am not in good terms with Fam. So how can I work with them? I am done with the Flames," he said.

But the PS insisted that a final decision would be made after the hearing.

"We will issue a press statement on the proceedings after completing the process. What is important is that the coaches appeared before the hearing and defended themselves."

Saidi said although the coach 's contracts were renewed i n October, the assessment stretched from the time the last contract expired in July last year.

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