Mist over KB assistant coaches

Mist surrounds the future of two Kamuzu Barracks assistant coaches Kenwood Nkhoma and Ted Kalinda following their indefinite suspension for undisclosed reasons. KB have no further part to play in the season as they were booted out of the Castel Challenge Cup following a 3-1 loss to Blue Eagles at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe recently. Both Nkhoma and Kalinda…

Mist surrounds the future of two Kamuzu Barracks (KB) assistant coaches Kenwood Nkhoma and Ted Kalinda following their indefinite suspension for undisclosed reasons.

Nkhoma and Kalinda were absent on the KB bench in their last game against Mighty Wakawaka Tigers at Dedza Stadium which ended goalless.

The absence of the two trainers has fuelled speculation about their future at the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) side.

KB General Secretary William Nhlane said the two assistants were indeed suspended for the last game of the season.

“What I know is that the two remained suspended for the game in Dedza but for the rest of what is happening to them, I will wait to be advised,” Nhlane said.

KB have no further part to play in the season as they were booted out of the Castel Challenge Cup following a 3-1 loss to Blue Eagles at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe recently.

Both Nkhoma and Kalinda confirmed that they did not travel to Dedza for the Lilongwe-based soldiers’ last TNM Super League match.

However, the two were reluctant to comment further on the issue.

“I am not comfortable to speak to the media on this matter,” Nkhoma said.

Kalinda referred this reporter to the team’s top brass.

“Talk to management on the matter. I cannot say anything to you,” he said.

Nkhoma and Kalinda are Caf C Coaching Licence holders and work under head coach Alick Chirwa.

KB finished the 2023 TNM Super League season on position five with 46 points, 14 behind champions FCB Nyasa Big Bullets.

The soldiers’ last piece of silverware was the 2017 Fisd Challenge Cup when they clinched it under the tutelage of late Billy Mphambala.

They redefined the country’s football landscape when they won the first ever Super League title for an MDF side in 2016.