RVG’s mission on track

RVG and his Flames

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu has said despite the Flames failure to register a win at the Cosafa Cup, he strongly believes coach Ronny van Geneugden is on track in his rebuilding exercise.

The Flames finished bottom of Group A with two points from three games after losing once to Tanzania (0-2) and drawing the others (0-0) against Mauritius and Angola.

“The results were a disappointment but the solace is that we are making strides.

“The coach took the team from the scratch and it is no longer playing kick-and-rush. There is tactical discipline,” he said.

He also said RVG has breathed a new lease of life into the team by roping in new blood.

“He has several performance indicators; he is building a new team, the style of play that he wants the team to adapt is evident. So, he is already ticking the boxes.

It shows they go into a game with a specific game plan.

“What is lacking though is tactical game plan on the part of the players and that is what he needs to work on.”

He, therefore, appealed to the soccer fraternity to give him time and support, saying not far from now, Malawi will have a formidable side.

On his part RVG said he is optimistic for the future.

“The young squad is coping well with my philosophy and the future looks promising.

“The tram is playing well, they are able to keep possession and string a number of passes but now we have to work more on finishing,” he said.