Malawi football team captain Joseph Kamwendo risk being summoned and punished for indiscipline after he refused to be substituted during Flames African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Zimbabwe on Saturday 13th June, 2015.
Football Association of Malawi [FAM] Chief Executive Officer Suzgo Nyirenda could neither deny nor accept Kamwendo’s summoning saying the association awaits a report from the coaches and that investigations on the matter are currently underway.
“All I can say is that we are waiting for a report from Mr. Chimodzi and his Assistant Jack Chamangwana on Flames versus Zimbabwe match and thereafter we will summon the Sub-Technical Committee to map the way forward,” Nyirenda said.
Nyirenda said his association is optimistic that the report will be out in seven days before the sub-committee starts looking into the indiscipline allegations among Kamwendo and other Flames players and by the end of the month of June, FAM will have full details.
One of Flames players told Nyasa Times in an interview after the Zimbabwe match that Kamwendo was earmarked for substitution during the half time break on Saturday but defied the coaches orders.
“Initially Kamwendo was earmarked for substitution at half time but he was having none of it and was not prepared to listen to the coach,” claimed the player.
Kamwendo was substituted for Gerald Phiri Jnr but failed to comply a development that forced the coaches to substitute Mozambican based Zicco Mkanda.
Kamwendo later surrendered the arm band to veteran Essau Kanyenda in frustration.
Flames failed to use home ground advantage to beat the Warriors Zimbabwe despite a classic display.
They lost 2-1 and their next match in the Afcon qualifiers will be against Swaziland who defeated Guinea.