Mighty Mukuru Wanderers legend Joseph Kamwendo has engaged lawyer David Kanyenda to seek legal redress following his demotion to the reserve side from the main team.
Wanderers have hired Alex Ngwira as the new head coach demoting Kamwendo from the post of an assistant coach to work as an assistant to the Reserve side coach Bob Mpinganjira.
Kamwendo described his redeployment as witch hunting.
“I was hired as an assistant coach and not head coach. Why did they redeploy me only and not my boss? I will not comment much, for the rest on the matter talk to my lawyer [David Kanyenda],” he said.
Kanyenda was not available for comment Friday.
Wanderers Public Affairs Manager Ernest Maganga said they were not aware of the development but justified Kamwendo’s removal from the main team as an administrative matter.
“Kamwendo was redeployed to the reserve team to gain experience and also give him a chance to upgrade his coaching qualifications. He doesn’t have papers to coach at senior level. We did not want to risk fines from the authorities for using unqualified coach in the elite league,” Maganga said.
Meanwhile, Maganga and Kamwendo have also differed on the duration of the contract, with Wanderers claiming that it will expire next month but the former Flames midfielder insists it will expire in April next year.
Wanderers are currently third in the TNM Super League with 32 points from 17 games and they trail leaders Nyasa Big Bullets by 16 points.
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