Be Forward Wanderers have warned midfielder-cum-striker, Jafali Chande, to be disciplined if he is to enjoy game-time at the Lali Lubani Road.
The former Nyasa Big Bullets play-maker was conspicuously missing from the starting line-up when Wanderers booted out Red Lions from the Presidential Cup after a 4-3 win on Wednesday.
Chande alongside centre-back, Foster Namwela and goalkeeper Bester Phiri were not even picked for the game. Namwela was serving a two yellow card suspension while Phiri was left out on technical grounds.
It emerged that Chande missed training on Monday and reportedly came late on Tuesday.
Wanderers assistant coach, Elia Kananji, explained that Chande did not feature in their plans for the Lions game.
“We are strict when it comes to issues concerning discipline. Every player at Wanderers, including Chande, knows the importance of reporting in good time for training,” he said.
Kananji said they would be picking players that are disciplined.
“We will not go for names, but rather those that are disciplined,” he said.
Chande claimed that he did not miss training deliberately and feared that something fishy was happening.
“I was not told that we had shifted our training venue on Monday. Anyway, I don’t want to talk much because I think something fishy is happening. I don’t think I will go to training this week again,” he said.
Wanderers Team Manager, Steve Madeira, while insisting that he does not discuss players’ issues in the media, said discipline was paramount for the team.
“How come all the players reported for training except him? We have over 30 players and the technical panel will only consider players that are disciplined,” he said.
Wanderers General Secretary, Mike Butao, said it is the technical panel that selects a playing squad.
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