Blue Eagles football club has said it will not look outside the club for a replacement of Head Coach Derklerk Msakakuona who may be roped in to take charge of the Malawi Under 17 national football team on permanent basis.

Msakakuona has been coach for the junior Flames on temporary basis and was in charge of when the team played in the Confederation of Southern African Football Association (COSAFA) junior championship which the country hosted last year.

With FAM looking to make the Under 17 Head Coach job permanent, it is Msakakuona who is the likely candidate after impressed the association during interviews last year.


Eagles Chairman Alexander Ngwala said as a club they have not yet started looking for another coach to take charge of the club once Msakakuona leaves because the coach has not left yet but said if he does leave his replacement will come from within.

"Right now Msakakuona is still with us and we need not to be looking for another coach but in the event that he takes up the Under 17 job, we will sit down as a club to see who can take the position of head coach," said Ngwala.

Eagles has Wilson Chidati as assistant coach with former EPAC football club coach Audro Makonyola as director of sports who the club can consider for the top post.

Msakakuona guided Blue Eagles to winning the Airtel top 8 cup in 2018 when they defeated Nyasa Big Bullets and also won the Bingu Ikhome bonanza.