FA President Responds To Amakhosi Assistant’s Malawi Snub
Malawi's FA Still Want Kaizer Chiefs' Patrick Mabedi Involved
President of the Malawian Football Association, Walter Nyamilandu, says that they still hope to have Kaizer Chiefs’ Patrick Mabedi involved with the national team.
It was confirmed earlier this week that Mabedi was due to take on a role as an assistant to Ronny Van Geneugden, but the Amakhosi then revealed that he had, in fact, turned down the position.
Mabedi, who is a former Glamour Boys captain, has worked with the Flames in the past, and they are still hopeful that he can be roped in at some points to assist, despite him excusing himself from the offered role.
The MFA sent the Siya crew a response from their president after Mabedi’s decision not to take up their offer, which said, "We confirm receiving the response of his unavailability from Kaizer Chiefs.
“We will still pursue a possibility of Patrick being available to help with the Flames when he is free during the off-season or on holiday. This will build towards forging a partnership with Chiefs, as well as the development of Patrick's coaching career.”
Mabedi has a contract with Chiefs until the end of the 2018/19 season, unlike Steve Komphela whose deal expires in a few months’ time.