Ramadhan resumes as coach for Malawi's Wanderers club

Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Embittered Malawi Telecoms Limited (MTL) Wanderers Football Club coach Nsazurwimo Ramadhan has returned to work after a two-week absence from the premier league team.
In a sombre tone, Ramadhan said that he has accepted the MTL Wanderers' (or Nomads) directive that he should work under the technical director Brian Coombes.
Speaking in an interview, the relaxed Ramadhan appealed to Nomads fans to assist him.
He said that he needs their weight behind him and said that his door was always open for their advice.
He also affirmed that he did not come to the Wanderers camp to destroy the team as some people have been accusing him of doing.
Ramadhan, a Rwandan national, came to Malawi at the invitation of Bullets Football Club, the archrivals of MTL Wanderers.
"I might have successfully coached Bullets, but I have always emphasised that I am a professional.
Now that I am a Wanderers coach, I am part of the Nomads family," Ramadhan said.
On his relationship with Nomads technical director Coombes, Ramadhan appears to have changed his tune by saying that he was not against the executive committee in appointing Coombes as his technical director.
"Perhaps the issue was blown out of proportion.
In every working place, there will always be a boss.
The problem was one of communication.
There is a need for co-operation in the technical team for us to go forward.
There is nothing wrong between me and him (Coombes)," Ramadhan said.
He said that the relationship between him and Coombes has been sorted out to enable the two men to work together.
Angry words were exchanged between Coombes and the coach over leadership of the football team.
This came after the Nomads' recent third league loss to MDC United.
The loss sparked fury from the fans that had demanded for Ramadhan's removal as coach.
Coombes added salt to the injury when he disassociated himself from the loss, charging that Ramadhan had not consulted anybody when he drew the line-up for the came.

28 novembre 2001 20:30:00

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