Kamwendo seeks legal redress challenging his demotion


The demoted Mighty Wanderers assistant coach, Joseph Kamwendo has seek legal redress as he is challenging his demotion.

Joseph Kamwendo was redeployed to the reserve team where is going to work as an assistant coach to Bob Mpinganjira and his job was taken over by Albert Mpinganjira who is currently an assistant coach to the newly appointed Alex Ngwira.

According to the daily time, the former Orlando Pirates midfielder has engaged lawyer David Kanyenda to assist him.

The former Flames midfielder has described his demotion as witch hunting.

“I was hired as an assistant coach and not a head coach. Why did they redeploy me only and not my boss? I will not comment much, for the rest on the matter talk to my lawyer, David Kanyenda,” said Kamwendo.

Mighty Wanderers Public Affairs Manager Ernest Maganga said Kamwendo’s redeployment as an administrative matter but admitted that they were not aware of the fact that Kamwendo has seek legal action against Wanderers.

“He (Kamwendo) was redeployed to the reserve team to gain experience and also give him a chance to upgrade coach qualifications. He doesn’t have papers to work as a coach at senior level. We did not want to risk fines from the authorities for using unqualified coach in the elite league, ” Maganga said.

Meanwhile, Maganga and Kamwendo have also differed on the duration of the contract, with Wanderers claiming that it will expire next month but the former Flames midfielder insists it will expire in April next year.

Alex Ngwira was unveiled on Monday during the Nomads’ morning training session at Limbe Country Club in Blantyre as the new Club mentor.

The Lali Lubani Road side is preparing for an FDH Bank Cup round-of-16 match against giant killers Dedza Dynamos Salima Sugar at Dedza Stadium.

Speaking after taking the team through the paces on Tuesday morning, Ngwira said his major task was to transform Wanderers into a team that lifts silverware every season.

“I am happy to be part of the Wanderers family and I am ready to work here. I can’t talk much about my agreement with my new bosses but what I can tell you is that the team needs to win matches. I have been employed on an interim basis and we will see what happens at the end of the season,” Ngwira said.

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