Former Flames assistant coach and captain Patrick ‘General’ Mabedi says he is not in a hurry to get back on the touchline.
Mabedi has played a low profile since parting ways with South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) giants Kaizer Chiefs in December where he served as an assistant coach to Italian Giovanni Solinas.
But in an interview with www.goal.com, he said he is taking it easy.
“Yeah, look I am enjoying this break and I am actually resting for now. In football, we talk about transition and that is what I am going through for now.
“I am resting a bit and I really missed this break,” he was quoted as having said.
The former Chiefs and Nyasa Big Bullets skipper has also been linked with a role in Flames’ technical panel, but he is yet to make his position public.
But Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu yesterday said: “The offer did not materialise last time because Kaizer Chiefs could not release him.
“The national team subsequently moved on without him under a different set-up. But he will be considered in future when new opportunities arise.”
Mabedi served as Flames assistant coach under Eddie Ng’onamo and later on under Tom Santfiet
In a press statement which the Johannesburg-based club released after relieving the Solinas and Mabedi duo of its duties, Chiefs wrote: “Kaizer Chiefs and coach Giovanni Solinas have mutually agreed to an amicable termination of his contract with immediate effect.
“Assistant coach Patrick Mabedi’s contract has also been terminated. We would like to express our gratitude to both for all the efforts during their time at Kaizer Chiefs and wish them well. The club will make further announcements in due course.” n