Injury blow for Malawi skipper Joseph Kamwendo

Malawi national team captain Joseph Kamwendo has been ruled out for two to three weeks after suffering an injury on duty against Algeria in last Wednesday’s Group B  2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier which Malawi lost 3-0 to dim hopes of making the Afcon finals.

Injured Kamwendo:  Will be out for two weeks

Injured Kamwendo: Will be out for two weeks

Kamwendo was taken off stage in the first half after stretching his muscles , according to the Football Association of Malawi.

Despite not looking too bad at the time, Kamwendo confirmed that he injury will keep him away from the pitch for two  weeks, missing  Flames’ home Group B meeting with Mali on November 11 2014 and a trip to Ethiopia three days later.

The TP Mazembe midfielder  said doctors advised him “ to rest for two weeks”.

The Malawi skipper however expressed  optimism  that he will be fit for the Mali encounter.

During the same game, striker Atusaye Nyondo also got injured and missed his South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side University of Pretoria’s 3-0 loss to SuperSport United on Saturday.

The Flames’ assistant coach Jack Chamangwana has since said the injuries were due to the long trip to Algiers that took the Flames some 18 hours.

“It was not easy for the players to play a crucial game on Sunday then travel the following day,” Chamangwana is reported to have said.

The Flames are bottom of the group with three points at par on points with third-placed Ethiopia whereas Mali are second on six points.

The three teams are fighting for the second slot to join Algeria at the finals. Overall third best team across all groups shall also make it to the 2015 finals. Algeria won 2-1 and 1-0 over Ethiopia and Mali in September.

If Algeria, who have already sealed the Afcon berth, beat Ethiopia and Mali, the Flames could salvage something when also meeting the two teams.

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14 thoughts on “Injury blow for Malawi skipper Joseph Kamwendo”

  1. Amuna ngunda ngunda,wakumalowa . says:

    Sopano avulalira mpira wake uti ,kikikikikiki kukhalangatitu wa palachuti batalion ,ati atavala nkepi pa head , kuwufira kumeneko kikikikiki.

  2. Bibo says:

    Laugh,Laugh,laugh not so? A Malawian so called professional at TP Mazembe, not even warming the bench there but captain of the FLAMES with very little impact for the team.Isn’t this a pity to expose such mediocre standards of football when depending on such calibre of players? His second coach lamented the loss on travel lags,what? What about Ethiopia?they traveled to Mali and registered a sweet victory there.Algeria also traveled back to their country but with little negative effect on their performance.Stop excuses coaches,you aren’t just good enough for the poor team that needs a well qualified tactician.

    I feel sorry for Kamwendo’s injury though because the guy is both humble and a committed servant of the team.I hope he gets well soon.

  3. We r going to mis you mr JK.May god gide you

  4. godobaman says:

    koma ichi ndichinbuzidi ait kuchipatala chikowona ngati malo osangalalako zalazo ndiye ukumuyimikira ndani ,akuluakulu ichi sichinavulare chikuthawa ma game enawa chikuziwa kale kuti abwantasa anzakeo aluza akale

  5. Mdicai Longwe says:

    Inu a Yakunowa dziwani kuti ngakhale pamaliro nsima ndi ndiwo zankhuli zimadyedwa. Kodi tinene kuti anthu alibe chisoni? Munthu ukavulala ndiye kuti basi uzikwiya. Kamwendo ndi player mufune musafune. Player amayenera kukhalako pa bench nthawi zina. Nthawi yolowa umadziwa chochita ndi kusintha game. Malankhulidwe anuwa akuonetserathu kuti mpira simunasewerepo chikhalireni.

  6. jabulani maluleka says:

    even if you get injured, idiot, you are always in civilian during tp mazembe games, when you come here for national duties nde uziwoneka ngati dolo, celebrity, za ziiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!

  7. pooooopo says:

    a number 1 mumafuna azimvesa chisoni chifukwa ali pa injury???? kkkk anthu enanu mumaganiza bwa? munthu ngati wavulala sizoti nthawi zonse azimvesa chisoni, phychological happiness speeds recoverly ndikuuzeni ngati simuziwa.

  8. Kanyimbi says:

    Get well soon.

  9. eye eye says:

    Jack, the Algerians also travelled..to and from malawi and also played….so what r u saying man???? So find another excuse please…..

  10. Luke kasese says:

    ndikufunira kuchira mwamsanga JK

  11. Osward says:

    Get well soon Kamwendo

  12. yakunowa says:

    ma player a ku Malawi ndi anthu omvetsa chisoni kwambiri. someone has an injury and it seems he is enjoying this moment by strategically posing for a photo. ati u celebrity. zaziiii.

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