Karonga United Coach, Kondwani Mwalweni, has resigned as team supporters do not want him following his absence over weekend, the assistant Oscar Kaunda led club to victory.
just days after the TNM Super League strugglers hired former Zolozolo United mentor, Oscar Kaunda, as his assistant.
The club hired former Zolozolo United coach just few days ago, managed to beat Blue Eagles 2-1 on Sunday at Mzuzu Stadium while Mwalweni was absent.
Karonga Chairperson, Alufeyo Chipanga, said Mwalweni missed the match because he was attending a tombstone unveiling ceremony at his home in Karonga.
“Mwalweni is still with us. Kaunda is only assisting him,” Chipanga said.
But Mwalweni insisted that he had resigned because a section of the team’s supporters wanted him out.
“This group of supporters has been blaming me for the team’s poor standing in the Super League. I have been forced to endure numerous verbal attacks from these people for a long time. Now it is time to go. Enough is enough,” Mwalweni explained.
He said he had not officially written the club about his decision since the two parties did not sign a formal contract.
“They wanted me out and I am simply granting them their wish. I would have loved to work with Oscar but the pressure from these supporters is just unbearable. I have worked with the team for a long time without any motivation, and for the team’s fans to treat me this way, it is very unfair,” Mwalweni said.
He disclosed that some of the club’s supporters have volunteered to be responsible for Kaunda’s welfare.
The team lies second from bottom on the league table with 21 points. Kaunda has since challenged Karonga players to win the next three games to ensure survival.