Kamwendo risk punishment for turning down substitution

Malawi football team captain Joseph Kamwendo risk being summoned and punished for indiscipline after he refused to be substituted during Flames African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Zimbabwe on Saturday 13th June, 2015.

Flames captain Jose Kamwendo

Flames captain Jose Kamwendo

Football Association of Malawi [FAM] Chief Executive Officer Suzgo Nyirenda could neither deny nor accept Kamwendo’s summoning saying the association awaits a report from the coaches and that investigations on the matter are currently underway.

“All I can say is that we are waiting for a report from Mr. Chimodzi and his Assistant Jack Chamangwana on Flames versus Zimbabwe match and thereafter we will summon the Sub-Technical Committee to map the way forward,” Nyirenda said.

Nyirenda said his association is optimistic that the report will be out in seven days before the sub-committee starts looking into the indiscipline allegations among Kamwendo and other Flames players and by the end of the month of June, FAM will have full details.

One of Flames players told Nyasa Times in an interview after the Zimbabwe match that Kamwendo was earmarked for substitution during the half time break on Saturday but defied the coaches orders.

“Initially Kamwendo was earmarked for substitution at half time but he was having none of it and was not prepared to listen to the coach,” claimed the player.

Kamwendo was substituted for Gerald Phiri Jnr but failed to comply a development that forced the coaches to substitute Mozambican based Zicco Mkanda.

Kamwendo later surrendered the arm band to veteran Essau Kanyenda in frustration.

Flames failed to use home ground advantage to beat the Warriors Zimbabwe despite a classic display.

They lost 2-1 and their next match in the Afcon qualifiers will be against Swaziland who defeated Guinea.

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60 thoughts on “Kamwendo risk punishment for turning down substitution”

  1. kazizi ni kazizi says:

    imwe ka ku mwenda libolo fye naimwe takaishiba na bola. his a finished player like rag. libolofye basi.

  2. innocent says:

    Kamwendo must step down as a captain,we dot want such behaviour in the team.

  3. Chalo ichi ? says:

    Kamwendo adalakwa kusatuluka zidapangitsa kuti gole ausiye mpira ulowe pa goal. Flames imatola osewera pa bao/moa anzanu ku football academy ingatani. Mankhwala ? 50 yrs no football academys poor infrastructure poor admnistration poor everything

  4. amfana says:

    He refused to be sabstuted?why? coaches what was your responsilibity, this is true that malawian coaches afraid of their prayers.Even capten himself knew that he didn’t played well.Its quait embarrasing to the proffesional player like him

  5. Samarakunjuta says:

    Kakamwendo nkochititsa manyadzi or moni sindidaka patseko nthawi yimene kanka sewera ku pirates nkopangitsa manyadzi kwambiri eish!basi ndipamenepoka ena akukamba za Mtumbuka eti??? Koma kadziko ka Malawi mpake kusauka chonchi kanadzadza miphobwa kwambiri.

  6. pliz coaches,select players based on current performance, not big names of their clubs,wt wz wrong wth the squad u took to cosafa!!!. if u fear players u better resign or hv the squad that cn respect u as their manager!!!! bt find another goalkeepr.

  7. Nana Chione says:

    His performance has gone down. koma kudzimva basi!!!!!

  8. Samarakunjuta says:

    Iwe puludzu.Mtumbuka na nkhani iyi vyakileranako uli???kakamwendo kapamavi ako ndiko unyozerrngepo ise? Muthako mwanyoko iwe mwee!!! Unkhungu wa nyinamwe ugho mukupanga mwabalomwe+bachewa ugho munyengenawo.Kakamwendo bola kakumanya yayi mbwe ukuti coach waleke kukafumiska? Iwe kapuludzu pamtumbo panyoko mweeeee!!!!

  9. Tac T Tac T says:

    If Kamwendo refused to be substituted so what, Malawi Inaluza basi its not about that. Goal boynso should be punished for conceding that silly second goal. That game is water under the bridge, lets focus on the remaining games kuti tipanga bwanji to qualify to AFCON

  10. ALOMWE says:

    CHAMBA NDICHIMENE CHIMAMPWETEKA MWANAYU AMONA NGATI TIMU YA MTUNDU WA MALAWI NDI YAKUNYUMBA KWAO.

  11. Brino says:

    U don’t bite the teat that gives u milk

  12. nyavizwazwa says:

    This flames teams is a different fro mthe Malawi National team we veteran used to know. The rads were well disciplined. I think becoz Kamuzu taught youngsterster to be well behaved people for a well behaved citizen.

    Player amwe marider you think can do something in the ground. Food for thought

  13. Nzavias says:

    Upusa kamwendo ,amatha mpira ameneyu, to say the truth juniour ndi iyeyu amatha mpira ndan ! fotseki , usazabwerenso mu national team wamva, wandikwana iwe! ndiwe okanika .umati utchuke? akubane mipira yonse fotseki. usazapitenso ku national team ndiwe opusa kwabasi! tachionereni eti? what a simpoton?

  14. ibrahim makwati says:

    kwa inu abwana kamwendo zamanyazi

  15. Zanga pheee says:

    I dislike playing style of kamwendo since he started playing for flames,flantily speaking iye uja amasewera mpira waku secondary ongofuna kuonetsa kwa atsikana kuti amatha.most of time he likes dribbles for nothing.he like to relise ball akavutika kuopa kulandisa,always poor passes,kubweza mpira kumbuyo toomuch,kuzinva u star,uzika.another problem which i hav seen is FAM technical pannel is full of wanderers supporters ndiye amafuna kuti player wina aliyense amene adasewelapo noma azisewera flames.

  16. Achikopa says:

    Water Nyamilandu does not know how to solve a problem. He brought a European to provide technical advice at a wrong time. The move already frustrated the coaches. Secondly, how could he call for a meeting to replace the coaches within twenty four hours before reading match report from the coaches? The sacking of the coaches was prearranged. Look at how they identified Mtawali and Mponda? within minutes? Don’t fool us. You already fired the coaches before COSA. You were only ashamed when the Flames brought in the plate. Some of us were right there at the stadium and saw that the coach wanted to substitute Kamwendo but the lad is pompus

  17. Zakwathu says:

    Puludzu ulibe nzeru pa Technical panel a tumbuka alipo angati,ndiwe chitsiru anakulodza ndani kuti ukhale Chawa kapena chewa,mumadana nafe bwanji,Musiye kuti yitana ku National Team muzitengana nokhanokha bwa,Kodi Kaputa ndi wakutiko,Mwenda,Tiya Nsomba Sulemani,Botomani,Williams Banda,Jangale,Sangala,Ndawa,Jaba Alide Young Chimodzi,Jack Chamangwana etc go back to your drawing board and do research who are running the show in futobol circle no wonder National Team is performing,Joseph Kamwendo,Mzamva,Mlimbika,Mkanda,Lanjesi,Malata,Swini,Gerard Papa,Fodya etc Munthu opanda nzeru no wonder you are Puludzu and Go to hell for your stupid comments.

  18. Sapporter Wolusa Wa MDC united says:

    Amasewera mpira wa ma highlights akuti !!

  19. Sapporter Wolusa Wa MDC united says:

    Dear Mr.President,
    Would you please consider selling The Flames to Boko Haram,Al-Shabaab or M-23 rebels rather,than selling MSB.
    Concearned Citizen.

  20. ZZ Junior says:

    Kamwendo always feels he is better than the rest of Malawi players. I do remember last time I met him at Blue Elephant he was making stupid remarks about his fellow national team players like Gaba. A captain of a team is not supposed to behave that way.

  21. mfumusinyasa says:

    Kamwendo is an entertainer not a winner just like manoma and Arsenal. Relegate him to social football. Ine mpira omwewu omangopatsira kumbuyo mpaka kumatengedwa ku national team. Infact malawi imasewera anthu 10 because kamwendo was helping Zimbabweans in attacking his own goal

  22. Njolinjo says:

    Bwana Honest, the coaches are sent on one month leave pending a complete separation. This means they are still on duty hence the need to submit the match report. As for Kamwrndo, as a captain he is supposed to lead by example. His behaviour is a catalyst for a mutiny in the team.

  23. Nonse mwango nkhala opanda nzeru chilicose cikucitikà pa mpira mu Malawi muno starting from FAM palibe ca nzeru

  24. Olo ndikanakhara ine ndikanaka achimozi anali atabalalika masubstution awo amapanga ofoyira nkuwona tinaluza

  25. Dickson Kanjirawaya says:

    The Coach Has Really Failed And Its Time To Give Room To Others.About Kamwendo I Don’t See Any Problem Cos Him As A Captain Is Supporsed To Have A Say If The Coach Is Making Unneccesary Substitutions Or Anything Contraly To How The Game Is On Any Particular Game Played.Go Well And Thanks To You Our Former Coaches For the Job Well Done On Other Games.Work Hard Out There And We Hope To See You Back In The Flames’ Coaching Panel After Clearing All Areas You Think Contributed To Your Failure.Thanks!!!

  26. mwadoh says:

    zitsilu nonse kumangoyambana zautsilu mundiuze pa zaka 25 zapitazi flames yapangapo chani?nanga ma qweens akuikani pati? koma allowance mk1.500 sinkhaza izi, lets take ndalama timapeleka ku flames ma queens amenyele ma friendly games mpaka akhale # 1 pa dziko la pansi titchuke, awo makape olo mutawapatsa ma workshop boot azimenyela mpila kwina akamwele mowa

  27. puludzu says:

    Atumbuka sadzathekaso. Mwathana ndi coach pano mukufuna kuthana ndi captain muli muikenso mtumuka mzanu. Nkhanga zakuonani, ur tumbuka guys kuwaika mgalaundi ndi waja amasewela zopandapache kumangopatsila dala ma striker aku Zimbabwe, komanso goal boy kumachinyitsila dala kuti ma coach achotsedwe. Lets move on tiona mmene zither. Ya Kamwendo yokhayo mwachepa nayo.

  28. Hecie says:

    kamwendo eti oky! akuzva uci.komanso nd nfiti ma coch onse nd ana kwa iyeyo ndie muwona mene mucitre

  29. Honest says:

    Mwawathamangitsa macoach nde mukuti apereke report on kalundi(kamwendo) mitu yanuyo yikugwira? Kupupuluma pochita zinthu.

  30. Frazer says:

    Akuluwa pano si za mpira kwatsala azingoyimba waka waka mwa dzina lawo shakira

  31. ndili pheee says:

    nde Malawi iwina???? Za ziii

  32. Thanduxolo says:

    A Chimodzi ndi a Chamangwana mudawachotsa akuti chifukwa chakusachita bwino kwa timu. Pano zikuoneka mwayamba kusaka osewera kuti mupeleke ngati nsembe! It sounds scary!

  33. he is selfish I guess

  34. hopson kashaka says:

    Wat ever zinachitikale

  35. The problem is no Kamwendo but Coach him self and Walter Nyamilandu Favouring players frm the clubs they suport,

  36. arthur says:

    Alandile chilango ameneyo,sadziwanso mpira.

  37. Bongozozo says:

    Joseph should retire from international football. He has done his part. Let the younger guys take over. Otherwise he risks being remembered for the bad reasons than the small contributions he did for the nation.

  38. Malawiana says:

    Just kick him out for good. He is old now and good for nothing.

  39. JJ says:

    I think Fam was supposed to have report of the match before firing the coaches. Anyway Kamwendo deserves a punishment. He is not at his best. The coach knows what system to use with certain players. If indeed he refused to be substituted then it’s time he retired from the national team. Can he do that at Mazembe? Shame on him. The best players know the rules.

  40. jabiece says:

    Mutawali demand to fam that all old players should take a hike, its time for a new blood in the national team.

  41. gadson moyo says:

    asadzamenyenxo ameneyo.watkwana

  42. Bibi says:

    I don’t like Joseph’s playing style.He likes to have some fancy touches on the ball but with unnecessary passing backwards,and at most times he misplaces passes.A left winger has to have attributes of aggressiveness,surging forward on the wing,pin-point and accurate passes to strikers,accurate dribbles,and alertness on an opponent.

    One of the reasons why Malawi hasn’t been scoring is because wingers like Kamwendo aren’t able to command the game on the wing and can’t feed strikers with accurate balls.Gerald Phiri Jr is by far better than Kamwendo because he has such attributes to be a good left winger,but the only problem with the Caps United midfielder is stamina-he needs a very intensive workout to build his upper body and strengthen his legs otherwise he will be a complete player in the mould of Barnett Gondwe or Holman Malunga.

  43. CLEANZ says:

    he simply do not know what football is all about,,,,,,,The guy seem to be stupid

  44. Mchinji boyz says:

    Zotsatira zopatsa ukacaptain athu a chamba mzimenezi_what is wrong to substitute some one who is not playing at his club. We have seen the Eto,Drogbas being substituted what is wrong with him. Kudzimva eti!!!!

  45. Mwawi says:

    Kutha kumeneko

  46. Callistara wa Chimombo Mathanyula says:

    Executive arrogance by captain. Was arranged by FAM so that they sack Young. Mboli zanu nonse

  47. Philosopher says:

    Nde akanatuluka mukanalowetsa ndani?

  48. abale samalani says:

    Punishment is a good thing l, lesson to others . He thinks he is something special

  49. MIKE (mchewa weniweni) says:

    wakula asazamenyeso flames.. we have youngstars who can play well than him…
    mpatseni 3 years ban basi

  50. everccosa says:

    Anatha awaaaa ngakhale ku congo uku akungokhalira bench nde zinampweteka nanga ku club bench ku national team substute ai anoma onse amatero ngati zimudziwa

  51. ***** Ugalu Bwako says:

    Akuwoneka kuti wantha Kamwendo yu. Pa malawi std he has done a lot mphaka kusewera professional football.

    Malawi, Malawi. the std is too low.

  52. Billiat says:

    Only in Malawi. Indiscipline everywhere. This country has really gone to the dogs.

  53. "WIN WON SOON" says:

    Kamwendo is not bigger than the National Team. Lets hear his side of the story why he refused to leave the field of play after being subsituted and kept on playing. The truth will always cum out.

  54. ujeni says:

    Where does Kamwendo play his football, in Europe, South America? Or Middle East?

  55. Mboba says:

    It shows our futbo isnt professional. how can a player of jk calibre do that?it vindicates he feels others arent better than him.thats pomposity.it costed the price

  56. kanyimbi says:

    This player was stripped off the captaincy by a certain coach after some indiscipline in Zambia during a COSAFA competition but Young and his friend thought the White man was wrong. Kamba amanyera amene wamutola.

  57. viyazi tembo says:

    WE ALWAYS REMIND YOU TO USE NEW YOUNG PLAYERS THAN THESE OLD BIGOTS, NOW LOOK AT THIS PROBLEM……………………..

  58. osman usu justin says:

    If it is true then shame on you(JK)!ngati mukuona kuti mwakula kuposa team hang your boots basi anthu adzakupatsani ulemu.

  59. mduduzi nyanda says:

    achitsiru awa ku tp mazembe anasanduka bolero, nthawi zambiri kukhala ku mastand anzawo ali mu ground akabwera kuno nde adzikhala ngati amatha mpira, zankutu basi chamba chili thooooooooooooo m’mutu basi zauchitsiru basi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. poooooo says:

    Vuto si Kamwendo koma technical pannel, lead by Coach. As a Coach umakhala ndi mphamvu zonse nde chimakanika nchani??? musatinamizepo apa Coach lacked power hence questionable dperformance , nchifukwa chake amuchosa. kkk zosekesa, player angakane substirution pamene coach ali ndi mphamvu zonsee?????

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