Fischer hits out at Kinnah

Discarded winger Fischer ‘Anong’a’ Kondowe has accused Malawi national football team coach Kinnah Phiri of having a personal grudge against him.

Fischer was reacting to the coach’s move to drop him from the squad that has travelled to Kenya via Tanzania for this Sunday’s 2014 World Cup qualifier against the Harambee Stars.

“My exclusion from the travelling squad was not based on performance, I feel the coach has a personal grudge against me.

“Otherwise, my performance during training was splendid and I deserved to be in the squad.

“Even the English consultant [Andy Dell] who was assisting Kinnah spoke highly of me and Joseph [Kamwendo],” claimed Fischer.

The dreadlocked Big Bullets captain also said he will consider his future involvement with the Flames.

“I will have to consult my personal advisers on whether it is still necessary to continue showing up for Flames training in view of my recent exclusion.

“In fact, Kinnah did not even have the guts to tell me that I had been dropped from the squad. Instead, he asked [team manager] Stuart Mbolembole to deliver the message to me, but he [Mbolembole] refused. In turn, Kinnah then told [goalkeeper trainer] McHodges Chunga to do it.

“And that shows he was guilty-conscious; otherwise, if there were nothing sinister, he would have done that himself, it is his duty,” said Fischer.

However, Kinnah dismissed Fischer’s claims.

“What personal issues can I have with Fischer?…Of course he did well during training, but he was not better compared to those that he was competing with.

“It is not that he is out of the picture and he should learn to accept that no player is guaranteed a position in the national team,” said Kinnah.

Apart from Fischer, the other notable casualty was former Rwanda-based defender Elvis Kafoteka.

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