Coach Mpulula irked with ‘controversial’ tag to his name

Coach Leo Mpulula has expressed anger and disappointmnet with the tendency of tagging his name with the cliche of  ‘Controversial’ in various publications as one way of describing his character.

 Leo Mpulula : I'm npt coontroversial
Leo Mpulula : I’m npt coontroversial

This follows an article Nyasa Times published on 25th October 2016 concerning the FIFA CAF A coaching course Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has organised to be held in few days coming.

In the article, while listing names of qualified coaches to attend the training workshop, it was written that the list of qualified coaches include ‘controversial’ Leo Mpulula.

In reaction to the development, Mpulula made efforts to source this reporter’s mobile phone  number and called him on Wednesday warning him and the media at large never to use the vocabulary.

He therefore  demanded that he doesn’t ever want his name to be appear in any article published on Nyasa Times.

“I dont ever want to hear about this controversial thing anymore and never publish anything about Leo on Nyasa Times,” said Mpulula.

He went further to accuse Nyasa Times of always writing negative stories about him which he said can restrict him from obtaining a coaching job.

He claimed the publictaion wrote a lot of bad stories about his departure at Azam Tigers hence he left the team while it finished on 8th position in the league.

The tough spoken Mpulula threatened that he wanted to report to police and that the matter be settled by police just like he did with the then Nation Publications Limited (NPL) Sports Analyst Peter Kanjere who now works for Times Group.

Mpulula stormed NPL offices intending to physically assaultt Kanjere following comments he wrote in his column which Mpulula believe was offensive.

“You guys have a platform and we dont have a platform so let us respect one another. I have a relation in Lilongwe who closely follow Nyasa Times and he informs me anything you write about me so never write anything about Leo Mpulula,” he said.

Mpulula is yet to secure a new job with a top league team after separating with Super League debutants Max Bullets at the beginning of the 2016-17 season.

He announced his resignation oi April prior to super league kick off claiming he was not in good books with the club owner Maxwell Kapanda and that he was not given the support he believed he desrved.

Mpulula also accused the team of failling to meet the demands of players particularly signing on fees.

However, Club Chairman Gilton Chakhaza brushed aside Mpulula’s claims accusing him of being uncoorperative and awful to work with hence the club management’s decision to fire him.

Mpulula is one of the respected coaches in the domestic scene interms of identifying and drilling youth tallent.

He has produced a number of talent including Yamikani Chester, Victor Limbani, Brown Mizeyi, Abraham Kamwendo just to mention afew.

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5 years ago

He is right. Some of these comments are deterrent to ones success in his career. Can the reporter(s) smile with the tag if it’s associated with their names??? If not then, let him be. Golden Rule should be applied. Mchele wavuta paMalawi nde tisaonongelane mbiri unnecessarily.

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