Malawi captain turns down call up : Kamwendo wants to give chance to new players

Malawi national football team coach Young Chimodzi recalled DRC based professional Joseph Kamwendo who is also captain of the team for a friendly game against Zambia on May 10 but ehe has declined to be available for national duty.

Flames captain Jose Kamwendo giving chance to new players:-.Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Flames captain Jose Kamwendo giving chance to new players:-.Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Chimodzi’s move followed his counterpart Honour Janza decision to call up seasoned campaigners including Africa Cup of Nations winner Rainford Kalaba, and his TP Mazembe teammate Given Singuluma, Nathan Sinkala and Kabaso Chongo.

Kamwendo confirmed being approached by Chimodzi for the Zambia but turned down saying he wants to give a chance to up-and-coming players.

“As you know that I won’t be part of Cosafa squad. I thought it better to take the team that is going to represent us at Cosafa,” Kamwendo said.

“I wish I was there because all my TZ Mazembe will play the games but it is good for up-and coming players to get a chance and show what they bring to the team.”

He said he had confidence in the players that have made the trip to Zambia.

“I know they will make us proud.”

Chimodzi has called up a team of local based players

The travelling squad Goalkeepers; McDonald Harawa, Richard Chipuwa

Defenders, Francis Mulimbika, John Lanjesi, Lucky Malata, Bashir, Yamikani Fodya and Pilirani Zonda.

Midfielders; Chikoti Chirwa, Micium Mhone, John Banda, Fischer Kondowe, Ernest Tambe, Malumbo Gondwe, Victor Limbani, Isaac Kaliati.

Strikers; Peter Wadabwa, Muhammad Sulumba, Amos Khamula, Tizgobere Kumwenda

Head coach, Young Chimodzi, Assistant coach Jack Chamangwana, Team Manager Franco Ndawa, Team Doctor, Goalkeepers; Phillip Nyasulu, Team Liaison James Sangala, Head of Delegation Flora Mwandira.

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14 thoughts on “Malawi captain turns down call up : Kamwendo wants to give chance to new players”

  1. Zilibwino pomwe amusiya Kamwendo tioneso ena

  2. Kondwerani Jabu says:

    Zilibwino!Kamwendo siweodzikonada enanso azigena experience.new sqad zabwinozonse!!!flames ilipobe.

  3. Hardson says:

    Kamwendo deserves punishment.

  4. Karo gaii says:

    Kodi chimodzi mpira unaphunzira kuti?poyamba unane bwino kuti game ya zambia akamenye ndi ma locals, nde zakamwendo zachokeraso pati.Tikangoluza ndi zambia nanunso mzipakira chifukwa zawonesa kuti nzeru za mpira mlibe.Amene anali ku kamp ndi ena okasawera akhaleso ena, so where is your game plan.ndi zimene timanena kuti wadabwa unamtengera creteria yanji? maprofeshono nose msapite akasawerese mphwepwa zake zomwezo.bravo kamwendo!

  5. UDF MOTOMOTO says:

    shupit

  6. kingly says:

    tisanamizanepo apa…timu yathu sizatheka coz ma coach nda FAM amakhala busy kumangodya ndalama zot zkanathandza bwno kupitisa pasogolo mpira mziko mno. sizoona kut ma prayer kukhala mu camp for some weeks koma wokasewera friendly nd ena ndpo tikumvaso Kut squad ya cosafa nd ina and also ma prayer ozamenya nd Zimbabwe nd ena so whch is whch….dolo anali kinah amwene!!

  7. Bibo says:

    Some of these coaches you wonder how they control their judgement-is Kamwendo the only left winger for the country? Are Chimodzi and company not after long term plans for the Flames? What’s the logic of inviting Kamwendo when you have players like Gerald Phiri Jr and others that need to be tested in friendlies before roping them into national team full-time services?

    I believe Malawi has so many young players in all corners who need recognition but it seems the coaches are lazy to scout them.They always would like to use the same players without enhancing competition.Malawi needs to develop new stars who have to become high-profile professionals.Kamwendo has a good point but the coach has exposed his incapability.

  8. Shoes says:

    Anyway Kamwendo is useless , he can’t even defend plus he dribbles going backwards instead of forward. Waste of a player….

  9. amazulu says:

    chakalamba ichi mukut chichimodzi ichi shupit.

  10. ujeni says:

    He is just scared to face his superior Zambia TP Mazembe players.

  11. yituwa mphande says:

    Good decision by kamwendo

    Chimodzi saziwa ucoach munthu wamkulu ndi Kinnah wawombola free states Ku JONI

  12. Makaiko says:

    Coach opusa amakuitanayo samaziwa kuti cosafa suzamenya?shame!!is this wat he calls preparations calling spent forces.shupit

  13. Tembenu says:

    Good move

  14. on says:

    Good guy

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