Former Malawi national football team Coach Kinnah Phiri has hailed Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers for incorporating some of their legends in the coaching panel.
Recently, Bullets incorporated Fischer Kondowe into the Kallisto Pasuwa led coaching panel whereas Wanderers announced last week it had given Joseph Kamwendo a coaching contract at the reserve side.
Following the appointments, Kinnah whose contract as Director of Football at Ministry of Sports recently expired, said Bullets and Wanderers have demonstrated sportsmanship, maturity and love by offering jobs to their legends.
“I call this humanity. You know legends are important and very crucial to the culture and history of any team. We need to keep these legends and use them as role models to up and coming players. These legends can motivate youngsters,” Kinnah said.
Kondowe was named second assistant coach to Pasuwa whereas Kamwendo is to assume a coaching role at the Teams Reserve side.
Kondowe has never played for any local club in the country after starting his career at the People’s Team reserve side over two decade ago.
The Former Black Leopards attacker said discussions with Bullets’ management on his new post as second assistant coach to Pasuwa were promising.
“We are still talking. I will also meet management on Monday [today], to iron out some grey areas in the contract. So I will be able to give you detailed information after our meeting,” Kondowe said.
Last season Kamwendo announced his retirement saying he had done his part as a player and wanted to concentrate on a coaching career.
Kamwendo said he was honoured to be offered a coaching contract for Nomads Reserve.
“I feel humbled and highly respected after helping the team win several cups in the country. They finally have recognised my sweat and reward me this way I will surely work hard once I get to the ground,” he said.
Both Kamwendo and Kondowe are former national team players and both played professional football in South Africa while Kamwendo played in Europe as well.
Peter Fote is a Sports Journalist with huge experience in radio and Television reporting, production and presentation. He once worked with Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and is currently working for Times Media Group.