Changwana’s record amazes Malawi sports minister
Minister of Labour Vocational Training, Youth and Sports Francis Kasaila has described Malawi football legend late Jack ‘Africa’ Chamangwana as one of the greatest sons of the game on the land.
Kasaila paying tribute to Chamangwana, who was laid to rest on Saturday said he deserved a national heroes accolade.
” I am surprised that such a man could not be recognised by government in the national heroes awards. I think we need to review at this and look at the criteria used to come up with winners,” he said.
Among others Chamangwana captained Malawi to East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup (Cecafa) in 1978 and 1979.
After his illustrious playing career that started at Wanderers he joined Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa as a player and then coach.
He also coached Young Africans in Tanzania and Malawi national team coach twice.
Both Kaizer and Yanga paid tribute to Chamangwana as well as BBC Focus on Africa also carried an article both on its television and radio channels.
Chamangwana died while serving as technical director for Be Forward Wanderers and also worked for Football Association of Malawi on the same position.
He died at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital aged 61, after battling with diabetes.
Zoona in the 70s a ndalewa mmaudindowa the Godalls samamuona or kumva mbirikuti akuigwirira ntchito MalawWhat will become of the youth of today We remember andale from 50
A Mpunga ndi A Nalingula tangotulutsani ndanda wa mainawo. The period of the 70s you are talking about there were no DPP honourables. The blame should go to the honourables of that time for failing to keep records of such great sons of this country. Koma ndi zoona tiziyendera remembered history pa zinthu zochitika mu 70s? Shame on the honourables of that time and if their party is still in existence, please Malawians do not vote for that party.
To demonstrate it’s sincerity, the DPP led government must first RECOGNIZE EMERITUS BISHOP ALLAN CHAMGWERA aged 90 two days ago as an ICONIC NATIONAL HERO, the only surviving signatory to the revolutionary LIVING OUR FAITH Pastoral letter that openly denounced Kamuzu’s dictatorship and OPENED THE DOOR FOR MULTIPARTY DEMOCRACY which the DPP are enjoying and abusing wantonly.PROVE YOUR HONESTY AND GOOD WILL to HONOUR TRUE NATIONAL HEROES otherwise you are a BIG BAD MOUTHED HYPOCRITE
Thanks Government.There are still living legends around but don’t recognise them for political milege. It should be an ongoing thing.
Honorables of DPP. Are you really surprised? Sure? Or you are just playing games here. It sounds ministerial to be shocked in such times I know. But then how many other heroes do we still have? Name You g Chimodzi, Kinnah Phiri, Lawrence Waya etc. can MBC produce a documentary of these people while they are still alive please. We are tired of talking good of people after their death. That’s not acceptable in a country with so many TV stations.
Anakatokhala wa Ndale munakatomutumiza Ku South Africa kapena Mwayi Wathu.Khoma anali Ku 3B.Kinnah anatodandaula kale.Asakhale Hero poti wapita.Let’s reward them now;Kinnah ,Yasin ,Young alipo ambiritu.