Kawerenga burned to death when his car caught fire at Linthepe at around 10pm as he travelled from Blantyre to Lilongwe, according to NYFC secretary general Alfred Lungu.
NYFC has described Kawerengaâ€™s death as a big loss to the football fraternity.
“Joe (Kawerenga) was a hardworking and dedicated member of SRYFC. He was always in the forefront to uplift the standards of football at the grass roots. He will be greatly missed by the football fraternity. We are all with his family in this trying time,” said Lungu.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has expressed shock at the untimely passing of Kawerenga.
“It is unbelievable! Last week, we had a meeting with him on a project we been working together. He was so passionate about football development. It really is a big loss. But what God has planned no one can stop. We will greatly miss his services,” said FAM CEO Sugzyo Nyirenda.
Kawerenga has been with SRYFL for more than two years in administrative capacity.
His body was expected to be buried at HHI Cemetery in Blantyre on Tuesday.
Kawerenga came from T/A Makwangwala in Ntcheu. He is survived by a wife and two children.