Former Mighty Wanderers’ coach Stuart Mbolembole has condemned some fellow coaches for publicly attacking the Flames mentors Young Chimodzi and Jack Chamangwana over the feeble displays in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers.
“My fellow technical men, if we have any technical issues regarding the Flames performance, let us make them known to the coaches and not to the public through other media sources,” Mbolembole posted on his face-book page on Tuesday.
The Flames’ back-to-back defeats to Algeria, in the race for a place in next year’s Afcon Morocco finals, have attracted mixed reactions from the football family, including some coaches who comment as football experts.
The former Flames team manager Mbolembole yesterday added that he had noted a trend of coaches not confronting each other over burning issues relating to the profession.
Asked if he realistically expected Flames mentors to take direct criticism from fellow coaches, Mbolembole admitted that it might be tricky.
In developed football world, it is common for coaches to criticize each other even through the media. National Coaches Committee chairperson John Kaputa, who is also FAM technical director, was not ready to comment yesterday.
Recently, former Flames coach Eddingtone Ng’onamo bemoaned gossiping in the local coaching profession.