Fwayo, Billy Mutale’s international career could be over
Power Dynamos duo Fwayo Tembo and Billy Mutale’s international career could be over, the ZamFoot Crew understands.
This is after under pressure Chipolopolo Boys coach Wedson ‘Wada Wada’ Nyirenda has continued to ignore them for international engagements.
Together with Clatus Chota Chama, the duo were omitted from the Cosafa Squad which was beaten 3-1 to Zimbabwe in the final last Sunday.
While Chama has been recalled, Fwayo and Mutale are not part of the CHAN Squad which will face Swaziland in a two legged qualifier starting with this weekend’s first leg.
“For Chama, Wada didn’t like what he saw in training from the boy. But seems like the coach is now trying to understand international football and accomodate big egos like Chama hence the change of stance on the boy,” a ZamFoot Crew’s Chipolopolo Camp insider revealed.
“But for Fwayo and Billy, those are different cases and it might take a little bit of time before they are recalled.
It is believed prior to the friendly match against South Africa, Billy was unreachable after switching off his phone.
And that upset and left scars with Nyirenda.
Maybe a private call from the Power Dynamos’ first choice centre back might help patch up the wounds with the Chipolopolo coach.
As for Fwayo, it is a different scenario as midfield cum winger who is dragging the Kitwe giants to title challenge with his goals and assists is understood to have told Nyirenda that he wasn’t ready to feature against Bafana Bafana.
“I think it was question of Fwayo trying to be treated like the foreign based players. You know, there was whispers inside Chipolopolo camp most pros (foreign based players) didn’t want to play that friendly against South Africa.
“And Fwayo being the way he is, he followed suit and had an audience with the coach to excuse him but unfortunately that was taken lightly from the technical bench,” adds the source.
The South Africa friendly match came 48 hours after the 1-0 defeat to Mozambique in the African Cup of Nations qualifier.
Is Fwayo’s international career over?
From the Nyirenda’s perspective it seems so but Fwayo is yet to state so.
Fwayo still has unfinished business on the international scene as he is yet to feature at any major tournament.
Considered as arguably one of thee most talented players of his generation, Fwayo is haunted by that.
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