I will never refuse substitution, says Malawi skipper Kamwendo

Malawi national team Captain Joseph Kamwendo has come out into open to respond to the accusations that he refused to be substituted during a 2017 African Cup of Nations Qualifying match against Zimbabwe on Saturday in which Malawi lost 2-1.

Kamwendo says he was ready to be replaced
Kamwendo says he was ready to be replaced

It was reported that the TP Mazembe midfielder defied Flames Coach Young Chimodzi’s decison to to replace him with Gerald Phiri Jnr as the Flames were trailing to Zimbabwe.

The gifted left footed midfielder has since said the issue is coming from people who don’t wish him well.

While confessing that his performance wasn’t impressive against Zimbabwe, Kamwendo said he was ready to go out as he took off the captains armband handing it over to veteran striker Esau Kanyenda who plays for Polokwane City in South Africa knowing he was about to leave the pitch.

“I don’t know the origins of this talk, but if you followed the events, you might have realized that I took off the armband and gave it to Essau [Kanyenda] which was proof that I was ready to go out. Maybe the coaches had a change of mind as I said it was not my day, but I will never refuse to be substituted” Kamwendo is quoted in the local press as saying.

“That will never happen. As a professional, there is no way I can do that” added Kamwendo.

He went on to apologize to the Malawi nation for the loss and promised to bounce back with his usual top form in the next coming games.

“I had a very bad day, my performance was poor but I will bounce back”.

“I know there are some fans who don’t want me, but you cannot be a bad player just because of one game. It was one of those days when we couldn’t come to the party but I will bounce back. I just want to apologize to the fans for the agony they went through following the loss. We are very sorry, that was unacceptable,” explained Kamwendo.

Meanwhile, the former Orlando Pirates star says chances are still there for the Flames to earn Afcon qualification claiming there is still a long way to go.

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vaanwyk
vaanwyk
7 years ago

JK NDI EK ndinu nkhalamba zogwa nkumina. lngolekani mpira. u are fired too! unakana sub iwe usaname apa!

NOEL BAULENI
NOEL BAULENI
7 years ago

talented jose kamwendo wil never fall down #TEAM-SHAKIRA

Nsena
7 years ago

Should retire. Nthawi yanu yapita a joze. Mwakula paja dzaka timabela ku nyasaland.

mbani
7 years ago

Iwe Kamwendo mwana wakwithu ku Mchinji zitaye they ve replace u with Gelard Phiri jnr kapheni mbewa

Greorge
Greorge
7 years ago

All days are not sundays

Kondwani Wisiki
7 years ago

JK pack and go you are more than nothing. How many 4ward passes had you made in that game. You Dont Hav a Position In Flames. Over Is Over, Go Now.

Chisaka mbawala
7 years ago

Don,t worry jose pipo r there to talk and criticise just work hard ur still young zija zidapita tione patsogolo

opportunist
opportunist
7 years ago

U disappointed me. These were not adding up for what u knew was passing back and doing some useless dribbling .Just retire and guys like Gerald ,Fodya and the rest can make us smile.

Beloved
7 years ago

Time up no point my dear. U have had ur days. Give room to upcoming fresh legs otherwise we salute u 4 represanting malawi nation. Wishing u all the best.

MR SOCCER
7 years ago

COME BACK FOR WHAT? YOUR PLAYING DAYS FOR THE FLAMES ARE OVER,MAPLAYER A KU MALAWI TAPHUNZIRA KUCHITA RITERE MUKAKULA NATIONAL TEAM MUZAMENYA MPAKA LITI?.

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