I deserve national team call up – JK

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…blasts Peter Mponda for influencing squad selection….

Be Forward Wanderers midfielder Joseph Kamwendo has blasted his former Flames teammate Peter Mponda for having an influence on team selection leading to him being rebuffed by head coach Ronny Van Geneugden.

Speaking in an interview with a local radio station on Sunday in the aftermath of Wanderers’ 1-0 win over Kamuzu Barracks in the Airtel Top 8 Cup, Kamwendo expressed surprise with the latest

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Flames snub ahead of the 2018 Cosafa Cup in South Africa and questioned RVG’s decision to exclude him saying he is one of the best players in Malawi hence .
He further accused Mponda, his former Flames teammate, of having a part in the latest omission.

“Let football win, I am not a politician, I am a footballer. The fact that I played together with Peter Mponda doesn’t mean that I am old because I started playing for the team when I was very young and he (Mponda) used to encourage me to keep on working hard.

“Surprisingly, just because he is the assistant Flames coach, he is having an influence on team selection why? Trust me, Mponda would have still been playing had it been that he didn’t sustain that injury in South Africa,” he explained.

Having won the 2017 footballer of the season award, the former Orlando Pirates midfielder said he does not understand why he can’t be given a chance to play for the team again despite being better than the local players who have made it into RVG’s provisional squad.

“I won the best player accolade last season because I was better than the rest of the players but how come they have been included in the team at the expense of me? Why can’t the veterans be given a chance just like the other players? This is his time but he shouldn’t abuse his power to ignore others who deserve a place in the team,” he concluded.

The last time Kamwendo played for the Flames was in 2016 when RVG called him in his final squad that lost to Madagascar in the CHAN qualifiers at Bingu National Stadium.

Mponda is yet to respond to Kamwendo’s public outburst.

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  1. A Kamwendo munachoka Ku south Africa opanda awadi inailiyonse, bvuto munayamba kuzimva kukoma musanafike penipeni. Siyani ana a chisodzela asewele, inu zinakubvutani pano mwayamba kuloza anthu dzala pomwe bvuto ndinu.
    Tatopa ndikuchita manyazi chifukwa cha anthu osavomeleza kulephela kwawo.

  2. A Kamwendo musakakamile Ku sewela, munachoka Ku south Africa opanda a wadi INA ili yonse, oro man of the matchi. Munali oseweladi zabwino koma munayamba kuzimva kukoma musanafike penipeni. Khalani pansi muwonele ana achisozela zomwe atachite.
    Kuli bwino kuma mphunzisa ochepelawa osati achikulirenu mumadelera kwambiri!!!

  3. If JK has personal issues with PM they should deal with this in private. Soccerwise if a player is good enough to play for the national team they should get a call up regardless of their age. Besides mixing youth and experience always produce results.Its pathetic saying kuti JK mwakalamba asiyeni ana azisewela. Roger Milla was a hit at a world cup tournament at the age of 40 and Dino Zoff won the world cup with Italy at the age of 42.

  4. Jk,,,, come on man, your time have gone bra, you think if the coach still calling you for the flames games so when is this upcoming guy’s going to show up there talent!!! Don’t be selfish man, you have done your part and i salute you

  5. There is Fisher who is doing fine with more assist sanamuitane so iwe Elube cheketeka nthawiyako siinakwane no wonder kulubwalubwa man inu mukapita uko mukanenako miseche muwaipiseko anzanu muja mupangilamuja

  6. I still believe that a mixture of experienced and young upcoming players is important in a such competitive assignment.
    Dont bring politics in foot ball industry. It will cost all of us as Malawians.

    It’s not only Joseph Kamwendo. They are number of players who have been left out despite their good performance. What is wrong with this young man Phiri Junior???

  7. Do not wash your dirty linen in public. What is between PM and JK is personal and it’s not a grudge from exclusion from the National Team. It’s way deep and from long ago. PM is hitting back because he the assistant coach and he has very pathetic influence on the selection. The Flames squad needs committed, dedicated, disciplined players and those who play regularly for their teams and the players who know the honor of wearing a national jersey and a badge and it represents. All the best in COSAFA tournament. I rest my case

  8. JK u are just being featured in wanders team for scoring penalties.
    Don’t hate Mponda they way you hate Kanyenda . uli ndi mtima wachabe ndi nsanje

  9. veterans like jk fisher kondowe. atapatsidwakoso mwayi ku national team.titha kupangako mbili yowina Malawi. tinatopa ndi wamandimu wu ife

  10. JK, a good footballer will always respect the coach’s decision, it’s about game plan and not ‘Ufumu’ !! Mwakula alamu!
    Some have rightfully commented here on your style of play and it’d have made sense if you had something to show off as an achievement for the national team!!!

  11. Imagine a player of the season being left out of a national team. Disappointing. RVG needs to jack up. Not only is JK a leader but the best local player in the country. He even fits the so called passing style of RVG that hasn’t worked.

  12. Believe me what JK has said is true .Mponda ndi munthu Oyipitsitsa .just imagine ngati anapanga chipongwe azungu a surestream aja . galu aliyense Ali ndi tsiku lake .Don’t give up JK , keep on training you shall be remembered one time

  13. Joseph Kamwendo, mpira wanu mumabweza kumbuyo mmalo mopita kutsogolo ndiye zimakhala ngati Malawi yalowetsa 10 mmalo mwa 11. komanso mwakalamba siyilani ana ayeseko inu palibe chomwe munawinako.

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