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Omission puzzles Micium Mhone

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Jomo Cosmos and Flames midfielder, Micium Mhone, says he was left with more questions than answers when he was dropped from the Cosafa Cup squad.

Mhone Tuesday said only the technical panel, led by underfire coach, Enerst Mtawali, would explain the reasons behind his unceremonious omission.

“I don’t know the reasons. The coach knows the reasons but he didn’t explain to me. I tried to follow him to his room but I didn’t find him,” Mhone said.

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“I have no hard feelings against the coach because I believe God has plans for me. I wish the team well in Namibia,” he said.

Mhone learnt that he was not going to the Cosafa Cup at the airport in Zimbabwe and he eventually changed team clothes. Mtawali was not available for his comment.

Against Zimbabwe, Mhone was featured as a second-half substitute when he replaced John Banda before being taken off for Nyasa Big Bullets forward Muhammad Sulumba.

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Visibly unhappy with the decision, he refused to shake hands with Sulumba.

“I regret that it happened that way. Sometimes, we players act out of emotions, but let us forget it,” he added.

This could be a season to forget for the former Blue Eagles attacker, whose club was also relegated from the South African Premier Soccer League.

Be Forward Wanderers attacker Isaac Kaliati has since been recalled to replace Mhone after missing the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Zimbabwe on Sunday due to injury.

Meanwhile, reports emerging from Fam suggest that Cosafa website published prematurely the Flames squad indicating that also Muhammad Sulumba, Pilirani Zonda and Ernest Kakhobwe were dropped from the Cosafa Cup-bound squad.

Fam is yet to release the final squad for Cosafa, but reports suggest that only Kaliati has replaced Mhone.

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