Ex-Flames star condemns Malawi players for publicly criticising coach Mtawali

Former Silver Strikers and Flames international midfielder Heillings Mwakasungula has condemened the behaviour of some current Flames senior players for publicly criticising the national team caretaker coach Ernest Mtawali.

Mtawali: Malawi caretaker coach

Mtawali: Malawi caretaker coach

This follows reports aired on MIJ FM radio that about five players have openly said Mtawali is not the right candidate to take over the coaching job at Flames.

“It is very disappointing to hear such reports and you don’t expect a national team player openly complaining about the coach,” said Mwakasungula.

“Always as senior players, you are always behind the coach and if there are issues, you can sit down and talk to the coach directly rather than complaining through the media,” he added.

The former midfield workhorse who once played in South Africa before he was roped into Silver Strikers technical panel after retiring believes those players complaining are being coaxed by some overzealous people.

Among the reasons the alleged players are against Mtawali because he gives them little time for ball work than physical training and that he talks to players in a bad manner.

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is expected to appoint a new coach by 1st August, 2015.

This follows the firing of head coach Young Chimodzi and his assistant Jack Chamangwana last month after the Flames lost the opening match of 2017 African Cup of Nations and 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign against Zimbabwe 1-0 at the Kamuzu Stadium.

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wils
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Mmmmmm

BANYAMULENGE.....!!!!!
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BANYAMULENGE.....!!!!!

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Mr double
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what do u mean by “senior players?” no senior players at all here in Malawi,,,, the problem is that coaches make some players regulars for the national team even if they aren’t delivering ,, that’s y these niggaz feel that they are senior players and have guts to complain . mind you we do not have a god player, no one should think that he alone is flames, on the part, coaches need full time ,give him enough time to employ his tactics

wakwithu
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number 13 you are Menzies rreal mbuzi football without wakwithu heeee tiyeni tipange ma first eleven amuzigawo tione .. who is Malawi.. north centre south makes Malawi.. so u r talking bull shit kazingopipa agalu azungu kumeneko

Tonse
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Mzimba Solola
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@ No 13 just talk facts here osati kunena za Atumbuka. In football you can not run away from Tumbuka tribe. Check with Bulltes top goal scorer wawo is Chiukepo Msowoya from the north, Saviour wa NOMA panopa ndi Mapopa Kaunda from the North, TNM super league top goal scorer for 2014 season was Gastin Simkonda from the north, the previous year was Ishmael Thindwa from the north, what do you want to say? Kusankhana mitundu ingosiyani lets build the national team together as a nation. Gaba was BBs favourite he was from the north, now kuli Enea Banda. Mecium… Read more »
Manyasa
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Players need to be fit kumene, timachinyisa zigoli nthawi itatha kale because of these STUPID so called Senior Players – if you cant stand the training osangosiya Camp bwanji? sitifuna azigogo mu national team ife

Ameneyo
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hehehede! Malawian football players!!! Earnest achieved something with the under 20 players because they listened to him and followed his instructions. No wonder when young players such as Isaac Kaliyati was given the chance to play foe the senior team on 6 July, he has a good game unlike the so called senior players who think they know everything and fail to follow the coach’s instructions. Shame on you!! You will never be anywhere near Mtawali in terms of performance as a football player. I admire the likes of Peter Mponda, James Sangala and Robert Ng’ambi who have never publically… Read more »
mr gama
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A Malawi like suffering in silence. iwe Hellings umafuna kuti ma Player asalankhule zoipa zomwe anawona pa coaching tactics ya Mtawaliyo? ukumuyikira kumbuyo just because ndi wakumpoto mzako. After all What did Mtawali achieved when he was playing for the Malawi national team in his days? The team did not even qualify for Afcon in his playing days. A Tumbuka ntchito kuyikirana kumbuyo basi, ambwenumbwenu inu musatinyase. The guy has never coached any football club ndiye akangoyambira national team? zopusa basi. iweyo mpira wake uti umene wamenya kuti utivute pa Malawi pano? Moroka Swallows and Santos chased you and you… Read more »
kanyimbi
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These players have never achieved anything in their career. Ernest Mtawali has played football at high level as compared to these foolish players. So they want the coach to be bowing down to them? Please we are tired with these stupid players. If they can not respect the coach can we say they have discipline? Ernest is right Flames players lack fitness. Ernest, next time take them to College of Medicine for real physical fitness if they fail show them an exit door. We want a team that will be delivering.

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