Ministry of Finanace head of public relations, Kandeta Chileshe has realised that if Wedson Nyirenda had midfielders Fwayo Tembo and Cletus Chama, Zambia would have performed better at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco where they got eliminated in the quarterfinals by Sudan due to lack of creativeness.
Chipolopolo coach, Wedson Nyirenda, have found it difficult to forgive experienced midfielders Rainford Kalaba, Fwayo Tembo, Cletus Chama and central defence pillar Billy Kay Mutale III after they breached the camp rules last year.
“If Ronald Kampamba, Cletus Chama and Fwayo Tembo had played alongside Augustine and Mbewe, we would have gone far,” Mr Kandeta wrote in his Facebook account.
Mr Kandeta further doubted if strikers Lazarous Kambole, Martin Phiri, Friday Samu and Chanda Mushili were better than Nkana striker Ronald ‘Sate Sate’ Kampamba and Lusaka Dynamos midfielders Fwayo and Cletus.
“I will never be convinced that Samu, Kambole, Martin and Mushili are better than Sate Sate and Cletus Chama, let alone Fwayo Tembo.Similary, I will never be convinced that there is a better defender at Nkana than umwaiche Kapota. Mwegani? Katwishi mu continental,” Mr Kandeta doubted.
Mr Kandeta went on to preach peace and forgiveness to Nyirenda towards the players in order to put the interest of the nation in the first place.
“I look forward to a day when Coaches will put the interest of the nation at heart. In a Christian Nation, I never see why Cletus will never be forgiven by Wedson Nyirenda. Similary, FAZ or the coach needs to forgive Kalaba Rainford and allow the nation to move on. Yes, strip him of the captaincy but let him play for the country in the Afcon qualifiers coming soon.