Kamwendo ready for the new national task

Joseph Kamwendo
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Former Malawi national team and Be Forward Wanderers captain Joseph Kamwendo says he has the experienced for the Under-20 assistant coach post be dangled to him.

Reports indicate newly-recruited Under-20 coach, Patrick Mabedi has recommended Kamwendo for the role.

Reacting to the development, Kamwendo said he is yet to be communicated about the development, but is ready if it comes to pass.

“I am into coaching young players from Be Forward Wanderers youth and Walter Nyamilandu Academy. Having played for one of the top teams in the country, national team and my exposure to international clubs, I feel I am experienced to take up the post. The love for your country also plays a part in ensuring you deliver the best,” he said.

On his relationship with Mabedi, Kamwendo said he looks up to former Flames defender and is willing to work and learn more from the legend.

“I joined football as a youth, Mabedi, John Maduka, Enerst Mtawali and others were still playing by then. Mabedi was our captain and he encouraged me to grow my career. I can say he made me. He has achieved a lot and he knows my capabilities well. It is therefore not surprising that we have reports that he chose me,” Kamwendo said.

Kamwendo hung up his boots last season as he announced concentration on his JK Foundation focusing on youth mentorship including football.

Despite his recruitment to take charge of the team on a one-year contract, Mabedi could not sign the deal because of some travel restrictions in South Africa.

Last Sunday, he was spotted at Mpira Village in Blantyre watching Malawi national football senior team friendly match against Zimbabwe.