South Africa-based Malawian forward Khuda Muyaba’s wife has sparked a row on the local football scene following her rants against the Flames technical panel for dropping her husband from the 32-member squad.
Enelecio Mhango, a national women’s football team striker, took her frustrations to her WhatsApp status on Sunday to blast the Flames technical panel for leaving out her husband from the squad, accusing it of forcing players to pay bribes to be considered for call-ups.
However, her outbursts did not go down well with some Flames supporters, who accused the couple of lacking discipline after Mhango’s status was posted on Timveni Sports Desk Facebook Page.
Mhango, who was part of the Scorchers’ squad in the Olympics campaign, wrote on her status: “Nkhanza mukupangazi musaiwale nanu muli ndi ana. Zidzawaonekera hehehe agalu inu mxiew! Tomorrow don’t claim that he is from Malawi, tizakulodzani apusi inu. Nsanje ngati amadya kwanu. Kapena ndi m’bale wanu? Zautsilu.
“Nde mwatengazo ndi zakhalidwe? Paja mumakonda chinyengo, mumafuna kuhongedwa. Iyaa sangayipereketu ndalama yake. Thukuta lake adye wina? Kupusa basi. Ndipo kwatsala tikutchulani maina muonekera ng’amba akadzidzi inu.”
In another status, Mhango went personal, showering insults at Flames coach Meck Mwase.
“Meck Mwase ndiwe galu, chitsiru ndi panel yako yonse simutha mpira and sizampirayi. Ndiye mwatengazo ndizabwino zoti zingapose iyeyo? Mukupanga zachimidzi apusi inu. Mukupangira chidani or what? Mudzafa ngati udzudzu mukupanda kusamala,” the status reads.
But one of the fans, Dalitso Kika Taulo commented: “Azimayi obakira amuna awo ndi zopusa zomwe aliponso? [Do women that defend their husbands even in silly issues exist?]”
Another fan, Moses Manda chipped in: “Khalidwe ndilofunika. [This] is not good at all. Mr. and Mrs. Muyaba tamakulani… [Discipline is important. This is not good at all. Mr. and Mrs. Muyaba please grow up…].”
Mhango’s rantings come after Muyaba, through his Facebook page, lashed out at the Mwase-led technical panel for not including him in the Flames squad that started camp training in Blantyre on Sunday in preparation for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and the Cosafa Cup.
“I scored 21 goals to take the [TNM Super League] golden boot. Now I am a professional, but you have dropped me again why? “he wrote.
On his part, Mwase said he could not comment on the rants and accusations to avoid blowing the issue out of proportion.
“I will respond to this matter at an appropriate time,” he said.
Football Association of Malawi licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale said the two players risk being banned as their rantings are against national football team players code of conduct, which among others, prohibits them from making statements against fellow players and officials through social media platforms.