By Duncan Mlanjira
Former Flames international Elvis Kafoteka says he has the ambition of becoming a coach for a local team to continue his passion for football.
Kafoteka, who rose to prominence whilst playing for the defunct Escom United before playing abroad, is currently based in Lilongwe.
He said he has observed that there is an abundance of young talent around which needs to be nurtured and that prompted him to decide trying a shot at coaching.
“I am not a trained coach but I can offer what I have learnt over the years playing with the Flames as well as my stint in China and Rwanda.
“I intend to acquire a coaching licence as soon as an opportunity presents itself. I seriously want to become a coach,” he said.
Kafoteka started his football career playing for Kasiya Rangers in Lilongwe before joining Impala FC. He then joined Big Bullets together with Rahim Ishmael during a talent identification exercise.
He also had stints with Blue Eagles and Civo United before joining Escom United.
“It’s whilst at Escom and during national duties that I was noticed by scouts to try my luck with Chongquing FC in China before joining Bulova Rangers in Hongkong,” he said.
From there, Kafoteka, who starred in the Flames’ 3-0 demolition of Algeria at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, went to play for APR FC in Rwanda.
“I shall always treasure that game against Algeria — that was our best performance at the highest stage of African football,” he said.