Kamwendo risk punishment for turning down substitution

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.

Flames captain Jose Kamwendo

Flames captain Jose Kamwendo

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.

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kazizi ni kazizi

imwe ka ku mwenda libolo fye naimwe takaishiba na bola. his a finished player like rag. libolofye basi.


Kamwendo must step down as a captain,we dot want such behaviour in the team.

Chalo ichi ?

Kamwendo adalakwa kusatuluka zidapangitsa kuti gole ausiye mpira ulowe pa goal. Flames imatola osewera pa bao/moa anzanu ku football academy ingatani. Mankhwala ? 50 yrs no football academys poor infrastructure poor admnistration poor everything


He refused to be sabstuted?why? coaches what was your responsilibity, this is true that malawian coaches afraid of their prayers.Even capten himself knew that he didn’t played well.Its quait embarrasing to the proffesional player like him


Kakamwendo nkochititsa manyadzi or moni sindidaka patseko nthawi yimene kanka sewera ku pirates nkopangitsa manyadzi kwambiri eish!basi ndipamenepoka ena akukamba za Mtumbuka eti??? Koma kadziko ka Malawi mpake kusauka chonchi kanadzadza miphobwa kwambiri.

Jailos Mhango

pliz coaches,select players based on current performance, not big names of their clubs,wt wz wrong wth the squad u took to cosafa!!!. if u fear players u better resign or hv the squad that cn respect u as their manager!!!! bt find another goalkeepr.

Nana Chione

His performance has gone down. koma kudzimva basi!!!!!


Iwe puludzu.Mtumbuka na nkhani iyi vyakileranako uli???kakamwendo kapamavi ako ndiko unyozerrngepo ise? Muthako mwanyoko iwe mwee!!! Unkhungu wa nyinamwe ugho mukupanga mwabalomwe+bachewa ugho munyengenawo.Kakamwendo bola kakumanya yayi mbwe ukuti coach waleke kukafumiska? Iwe kapuludzu pamtumbo panyoko mweeeee!!!!

Tac T Tac T

If Kamwendo refused to be substituted so what, Malawi Inaluza basi its not about that. Goal boynso should be punished for conceding that silly second goal. That game is water under the bridge, lets focus on the remaining games kuti tipanga bwanji to qualify to AFCON



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