Saturday, 24 November 2012

Sacked AFC Leopard goalkeeper trainer says he`s innocent

AFC Leopards sacked Goalkeeper trainer Mohamed Fwaya has defended his clean record saying he doesn’t know why his services were terminated.
  He said Leopards officials took their priority wrong adding that losing is part of the game .The former AFC Leopards Goalkeeper said the action taken to overhaul the entire technical bench will not add value since those who will take over will work under immense pressure to deliver.
  “To the best of my knowledge, added Fwaya, I did nothing wrong and no official has come out openly to point my anomaly. I’m just reading in the daily press and social sites.I believe we did our best despite few wrangles here and there.Last year we finished fifth compared to our current position three which was impressive.Everybody know’s the just ending Premier League was very competitive.The League went to the wire where the winner was determined in the very last day.So I don’t see the reason why Leopards executive went ahead to drop us?”” wondered Fwaya.
     He said he will continue to support the team but said few officials in the team will stand accused since they were misleading the club Chairman Alex Ole Magelo who has helped the club tremendously.
     He described Magelo as a true father and a guiding figure who needs the support of every Ingwe fan. ‘Personally, I have  a lot of respect for Magelo.The man loves the team with all his heart.But his great work is hampered by few officials who continue to mislead him.There was nothing wrong  with the playing unit or the technical bench.Everybody played his role effectively.It was just bad luck.Nothing else” lamented a bitter Fwaya.
    He said he was dropped early last month when the club lost 2-1 to Western Stima at the Afraha Stadium but nobody told him his crime.’I feel pain, he added, when I see the clubs great progress being smeared by few officials.The action they took to overhaul the technical bench was not timely and it will tear apart the club even further.’
    AFC Leopards executive recently announced the overhauling of the entire technical bench led by head coach Jan Koops.Several key players were sending packing including legendary Noah Wanyama-father to Inter Milan midfielder MacDonald Mariga.

Meanwhile the Malawi National  team head coach Kinnah Phiri  has introduced two new goalkeepers, Owen Chaima and Richard Chipuwa in the final squad that was named to feature in this years Cecafa Challenge Cup. The  duo will now link up with first choice Goalkeeper Charles Swini.

   Phiri named a 20-man squad which will face Rwanda on November 26 in the opening match of Group C of this year’s Cecafa Challenge Cup at Namboole Stadium in Kampala.

  Howver, Phiri has cracked the whip by dropping two senior midfielders Frank Banda and Davie Banda after they sneaked out of training camp for beer drinking.He said  he will not entertain indiscipline in the team.

“I have faith in the young players who have discipline. They have to prove to the nation that they are good,” he said.

Right-winger Mician Mhone of Blue Eagles, defender George Nyirenda and striker Innocent Bokosi have been included for the national duty for the first time.

Former APR forward Msowoya Chiukepo, who now features for Escom United, leads the striking force for the Cosafa side, which was preferred to Cameroon and Zimbabwe as a last minute replacement for Djibouti and will be making a third appearance in the competition which dates back to 1926.

Malawi squad:

 Owen Chaima (Big Bullets), Charles Swini (Silver Strikers ),Richard Chipuwa (Wanderers FC), Moses Chavula (Wanderers FC), Foster Namwera (Wanderers FC), Bongani Kaipa (Wanderers FC), Joseph Kamwendo (Wanderers FC), Steve Chagona (Blue Eagles), George Nyirenda (Big Bullets), Pilirani Makupe (Civo United), John Lanjesi (Civo United),  Patrick Masanjala (Blue Eagles), Mician Mhone (Blue Eagles), Ndaziona Chatsalira (Silver Strikers),  Innocent Bokosi (Blue Eagles).
Chimango Kayira(Big Bullets), Benard Harawa (Escom United), Chiukepo Msowoya (Escom United), Rodrick Gonani (Silver Strikers), Green Harawa (Silver Strikers)

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