Veteran striker Noel Mkandawire takes Civo coaching role

Former Malawi international and Civo FC veteran forward Noel ‘Amfumu’ Mkandawire has been moved and drafted into their club’s reserve side as assistant coach.

Mkandawire, duly registered for the 2014/15 TNM Super League, lacked game time at the Lilongwe based outfit, hence the decision to ‘offload’ him, according to inside sources.

“Despite being moved to the junior side, Mkandawire is still in our plans and the coach is at liberty to use him. The club cannot just do away with a player of his caliber,” said one of the executive members, who asked for anonymity.noel

On his part Mkandawire said he was not bitter considering that he spent the entire super league first round on the sidelines due to stiff competition at the club.

He further said he will not only use his experience to revive their junior side, but also laying a strong base for the senior side by shaping raw talent.

“It’s a blessing in disguise; much as I would have loved to remain with the senior, I respect their decision and I see it a token of appreciation for the services and commitment I rendered to the club,” said Mkandawire.

Mkandawire came into limelight in early 2000 after the government sponsored took him on board from a premier side in the central region. In 2006, he joined Blantyre based side Escom United (now Kabula United) and returned to his former base in 2012.

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Meanwhile, military side, Kamuzu Barracks has fired its entire executive committee due to the team’s poor showing in the topflight league.

However, the coaching panel being led by Charles Kamanga has been spared.

“The decision has been made due to the team’s poor results and the new leadership will be announced by Thursday,” said Malawi Defence Force (MDF) spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Kakhuta-Banda.

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