South Africa based professional midfielder Robert Ng’ambi will not snub the national team call up after falling out with Flames coach Ernest Mtawali.
Ng’ambi openly took an offence after Mtawali decided to overlook him in the starting line-up against Swaziland in the Africa Cup of Nations.
The Flames twice wasted the lead to settle for a two-all draw.
But Ng’ambi said he was committed to serve the national hence cannot snub a call-up.
I think I was misunderstood. I have no reason to snub the call-up. I am a very reserved person even when I have issues,” Ng’ambi said.
Ng’ambi is among the 20 players that were named for the Tanzania game by Mtawali at a press conference held at Chiwembe Technical and Development Centre on Thursday.
The Flames coach reiterated that he had no grudges against the South African-based midfielder.
“I know a lot of things have been written about Ng’ambi. He didn’t play much before the game but at the moment he is playing and scoring goals,” Mtawali said.
“That’s the kind of players we need. We are playing away from home and he has lots of experience. The youngsters we need him.”
But in his report submitted Mtawali said the soft-spoken player refused to play as a substitute in place of Yamikani Chester.