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Friday, 1 November, 2002, 14:53 GMT
Splidsboel told to wait

Splidsboel (left) could opt for other offers

Malawi's sports minister Moses Dossi said national coach Kim Splidsboel must wait to be given a new contract.

"It's government business and everything is being handled by higher authorities," Dossi insists.

The minister said it was unfortunate that the Danish coach is trying "to put pressure" on the Malawi FA by making demands that will put them in a difficult position.

Splidsboel said on national television that he would seek alternative employment if he is not given a new contract by Friday.

"If he (Splidsboel) wants it (the contract) today, I am sorry that we cannot manage that," Dossi said.

The sports minister said that the decision to remain with the Flames rests squarely on Splidsboel.

"He will decide what happens, because we cannot force somebody to stay when he doesn't want to."

In response to Dossi's pronouncement, Splidsboel told Sport Online that he is happy that something is being done about his contract.

But the coach expressed his reservations.

"I have been hearing this (contract renewal) for a long time and I want action to have the contract in front of me.

"I have a family to look after and this must be put into consideration when these delays are happening."

Splidsboel said that if Malawi does not sort out the situation in good time, he will be compelled to listen to offers from other interested countries and football clubs.

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