15 November 2012

Malawi Axe Player Ahead of Cecafa Cup

THE Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has suspended midfielder Peter Pindani from the Flames camp on disciplinary grounds.

The Flames are preparing for the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup tournament in Uganda later this month and Pindani was among those players that were called into camp.

According to reports in the Malawian media, when Pindani arrived in Blantyre for the training camp, he was told that FAM has communicated to the coaching panel that he should be allowed in camp.

Malawi will face Rwanda, Zanzibar and Eritrea in Group C.

Meanwhile, Malawi coach Kinnah Phiri has been told he will be sacked if he fails to lead his side to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.

"Should he fail to meet the targets, then he knows the consequences", said Malawi Football Association general secretary Suzgyo Nyirenda.

"Our away record has been so poor in the past year with no wins, plus the painful exit from the 2013 Nations Cup. "This has forced us to set up goals," added Nyirenda.

Phiri was appointed in 2008 and guided Malawi to the 2010 Nations Cup tournament in Angola - only the second time the country had qualified.

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