Coach Mpulula says Malawi clubs un-ambitious: Standard of play deteriorating

Football coach Leo Mpulula has accused Malawian soccer clubs particularly those playing in top flight TNM Super League of lacking ambitions.

Mpulula: Football standards going down

Mpulula, former coach for Epac FC, Blantyre United, Escom United and Azam Tigers,  said this in an interview with MIJ FM Radio when the station asked his views on the just ended 2016 TNM Super League Season which ended on 31st December and won by Kamuzu Barracks.

Hesaid last season wasn’t that impressive as it is being portrayed by many.

According to Mpulula, all the 16 teams including the champions Kamuzu Barracks were not consistent enough since the league started in April showing dominance and signs that they could win the championship.

Mpulula also said the season lacked entertainment comparing to the past three season when teams like Blantyre United [who have just
earned promotion again] were playing in the league.

“When Blantyre United was playing, you could sometimes predict the results that they may lose but people were assured that they will
watch entertaining football. Last season people were just going to stadium because they are used to go and watch football.” Mpulula told MIJ Radio.

He also blamed the majority of teams for playing in the league without great ambitions which is to compete, challenge and win the title.

“Some of the teams are not that competetive that is why you see teams just earn promotion and immediately gets relegated. Most clubs are also playing just to survive in the league but not winning the title,” said Mpulula.

Mpulula who is currently not employed but says is ready to work with any team once approached also blamed fellow coaches for failing to develop youth talent.

“Coaches are failing to develop new players that is why they are just using and scrumbling for old guards, they need to develop new talent and bring in new blood it is their job,” advised Mpulula.

He said people should not expect Malawi national team to improve in its performance if coaches are failing to groom new talent.

Commenting on his future as coach, Mpulula said his future remains bright as no one can steal or snatch his football coaching talent.

“God is always able and in control. Coaching talent is in me and is in my hands. I am free and ready to work with any team as long as we sit down and agree on what I want; I am a principled coach therefore those seeking my services must be ready to go by what I want” he said.

Mpulula last coached Epac FC two seasons ago before he was unceremoniously fired.

He draged Epac to Court for unfair dismissal and claimed he still had a running contract with the club.

His appeal was successful and court ordered Epac to pay for the damages and compesation. was terminated.

Mpulula is regarded as one of the best local coaches in developing youth talent. He has groomed and produced so many talent of which some are shinning on the domestic football scene.

Among the players are Brown Mizeyi, Abraham Kamwendo, Levison Maganizo and  Chikondi Mpulula.

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