Football coach Stuart Mbolembole dies

Stuart Mbolembole

A sombre mood has engulfed the football fraternity following the demise of the National Football Coaches Association chairperson, Stuart Mbolembole.

The former Flames team manager and Be Forward Wanderers coach died on Thursday at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, according to information from the Football Association of Malawi (FAM).

Mbolembole also coached the Malawi national women football team before he resigned.

FAM says they will provide details of the funeral later.

In January this year, Mbolembole and other coaches, including Benjamin Kumwenda, Patricio Kulemeka, Neck Mwase, Edington Ng'onamo and John Kaputa developed a CAF B coaching manual.

Mbolembole (left) with other coaches 

The course was set to resume after a five-year break which restricted most coaches to coach Super League teams as it is a minimum requirement for them to undertake the task.

The sad news comes just two weeks after the country lost another former Flames star and ex-Wanderers coach, Kannock Munde.