Mabedi refuses to allow Gabadinho to join Flames squad

Gabadinho Mhango striker for Malawi

Malawi national football team forward Gabadinho Mhango will watch the Flames match against Liberia this Friday on television after coach Patrick Mabedi refused to allow him join the squad on disciplinary grounds.

In an interview with the local media when the team was on Monday departing for Liberia through the Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, coach Mabedi complained about the Moroka Swallows striker’s failure to join the squad.

Mabedi was heard saying on Sunday, 12 November, 2023, that Mhango missed his initial flight to Blantyre from Johannesburg to join the rest of the players.

It is further reported that Football Association of Malawi (FAM) made fresh arrangements for the player to travel to Monrovia today, Tuesday, November 14 so that he should join his teammates who will be taking on Liberia this Friday, 17th November, 2023.

However, The Nation reports that Mabedi has refused to allow Mhango to join the squad in Liberia ahead of the 2026 World Cup Qualifier on disciplinary grounds.

Meanwhile, FAM president Walter Nyamilandu Manda has been quoted in the local media saying the coach’s decision was “purely on disciplinary grounds and that the door has not been closed on Gaba”.


One Comment

  1. Gaba is a good player and is loved by many people. However, he must guard against pride. His attitude is too bad. All the head coaches complains about his stinking attitude. He thinks he is untouchable and he is on top of the world so nobody can tell what to do. The former coach of Pirates also complained about him not coming to the camp for training with fellow team mates. Pride and arrogance will definitely kill his football career. Mabedi has done what any other couch could have done. Gaba must swallow his pride and know that he has not conquered the world yet.

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