Kafoteka backs Malawi coaches, hits out at players

Former Flames vice-captain Elvis Kafoteka has attributed the team’s poor performance to lack of commitment of the players rather than the coaches fault.

Kafoteka:  Players to blame

Kafoteka: Players to blame

Kafoteka claimed that the current crop of players lack commitment to serve the nation better.

“The players lack commitment to die for the cause of the team. They are not serious. This explains the reasons why their performance is not consistent,” Kafoteka said.

“We keep on winning or losing games and it’s difficult to assess the team.”

He defended the coaches Young Chimodzi and his assistant Jack Chamangwana who have been released following the team’s 2-1 loss to Zimbabwe in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

“I don’t think the coaches are entirely to blame for this. What should a coach do in a case whereby the team is leading with a few seconds to go ending up conceding a goal,” he said.

“Even if we bring in best coaches in the world as long as players lack commitment the team will not do well.”

Flames legend Peterkins Kayira also questioned the decision to sack the coaches saying they were not to blame.

There has been a divided opinion over Malawi’s poor performance with some apportioning it to the coaches tactical deficiencies while others feel that the players lack winning spirit and mentally.

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GRESHAM NYIMBAG
Guest

True, himself Kafoteka lost concentration when we were playing Chadi.

eatson maluye
Guest
Our players hold themselves in high esteem yet they are not up there, just look at the incident where the captain of the whole team refuses to be substituted yet he is not playing well. What has the so called FAM do to this useless good for nothing player, all we here is we are investigating the issue and the case is dead and buried. That is why our team lacks discipline because we accommodate it. That player needs to be disciplined because we don’t even know what could have happened if he had gone out, what if this substitute… Read more »
Munthu - The Citizen
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There is clear lack of patriotism among our players but its understood. I mean, how do you expect a primary school drop-out without a clear understanding of Malawi as a country to be patriotic? It’s not easy. These immature players think they are merely representing their families and not the nation. Manfred Hoener, the Germmany who produced the likes of Andrew Chikhosi and Chikondi Banda observed that Malawian footballers simply play to pliz their girlfriends in the stands. The players need to be injected with a strong sense of patriotism if they are to play as a time. This patriotism… Read more »
mbava
Guest

Surely the loss was not due coaches. The two own goals during Cosafa was that due to poor coaching??

mbani
Guest

Yes ur right we can’t compare young and jack with the two idiots u ve just appointed.Kafotaker don’t forget u even failed

Aliyawo
Guest
Kafoteka should have said both the players and the coaches are to blame. In the coaches,there were tactical deficiencies and favouritism. Chimodzi was alligned to a certain team and wanted to ensure he featured its players despite their performance. That costed us the games. It amazes me to hear people talking about winning the Cosafa plate and claiming that was the best team. I beg to disagree. I think most of the players in our national team do not deserve even a call up. They are thought not to be serious as Kafoteka is claiming,but they aren’t just worth it.… Read more »
learnedmi
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THE MALAWI TEAM OF THE 70S AND 80s HAD PLAYERS WHO WERE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS.TEAMS WERE SENDING THE PLAYERS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS LIKE CENTRAL HIGH WHILE OTHERS WERE IN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS. IF WE CHECK THE CURRENT TEAM. ALAS

nyambiton
Guest

Axe ukunama.if its 3 min to go coach must substitute.just to kill time.mpila wake uti axe.

Dimingu
Guest

It’s high time we accepted that we don’t have football talent in Malawi. Look at the Queens, the talent just flows in the players. Zinazi osamazikakamiza

Agibo
Guest
#15 ! do U follow soccer,especially Malawian (FRAMES)? When ever a team looses blame to coaches,but a win they(fans) say bravo players .What does it mean? Even I , dont know why. Apa pali game ya ichi changa ,icho chako OR zakomera mbuzi pogunda galu OR KUKALOWA MBEWA NKUMBA NDEKHA, KUKALOWA NJOKA AKUMBE AWO.sizabwino koma. Ok! Do coaches select players on their own or wth some oficials? WHAT is the first 11 for Frames? Luck of Cosincetencey in player selection is a Major problem. REMEMBER that even in England, Liverpool was gud last season luk at them ths year! The… Read more »
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