Former Flames vice-captain Elvis Kafoteka has attributed the team’s poor performance to lack of commitment of the players rather than the coaches fault.
Kafoteka claimed that the current crop of players lack commitment to serve the nation better.
“The players lack commitment to die for the cause of the team. They are not serious. This explains the reasons why their performance is not consistent,” Kafoteka said.
“We keep on winning or losing games and it’s difficult to assess the team.”
He defended the coaches Young Chimodzi and his assistant Jack Chamangwana who have been released following the team’s 2-1 loss to Zimbabwe in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
“I don’t think the coaches are entirely to blame for this. What should a coach do in a case whereby the team is leading with a few seconds to go ending up conceding a goal,” he said.
“Even if we bring in best coaches in the world as long as players lack commitment the team will not do well.”
Flames legend Peterkins Kayira also questioned the decision to sack the coaches saying they were not to blame.
There has been a divided opinion over Malawi’s poor performance with some apportioning it to the coaches tactical deficiencies while others feel that the players lack winning spirit and mentally.