Former Flames forward Esau ‘Black Mamba’ Kanyenda has distanced himself from Polokwane City striker Khuda Muyaba’s claims that he is behind the player’s lack of game time and the club’s failure to pay him his signing-on fee.
Kanyenda, who is now based in the United Kingdom, described Muyaba’s claims as baseless and aimed at tarnishing his image.
He said: “How can I help send a player to a foreign team and then also tell the club not to feature the same player?
“And how can a professional team like Polokwane City pay me his signing-on fee in UK when he is there in South Africa?”
Kanyenda, who facilitated Muyaba and defender Dennis Chembezi’s moves to the relegated South African club, said he will in future think twice before helping Malawian players.
“That is why John Maduka and Patrick Mabedi stopped helping Malawian players. You try to help, koma ayi ndithu,” he said.
Maduka, who coaches Bloemfontein Celtic and Mabedi, who had stints with South African clubs, have in the past helped Malawian players clinch deals in the Rainbow Nation.
While Muyaba has featured as a substitute at Polokwane, his compatriot Chembezi has enjoyed plenty of game time.
Kanyenda, who ended his international career at Polokwane before returning home to end his illustrious career at Be Forward Wanderers, said Muyaba had himself to blame for failing to make the grade at the club due to indiscipline.
But in a Facebook post yesterday, Muyaba said: “Zoti ndilibe khalidwe wadziwa lero kodi? Nde umachedwatu [You mean you didn’t know that I am indisciplined all this time].”
The former Silver Strikers forwardhas continued attacking Kanyenda through the social media, accusing him of being behind his predicament.
Muyaba also claimed that the club is not paying him the agreed salary.
Meanwhile, Polokwane management was expected to meet yesterday over Khuda’s situation.