Appalled by Malawi national football team strikers’ horrible scoring record, former Flames net-buster Esau Kanyenda has been roped in to drill the misfiring forwards ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers against Cameroon on 12th October.
Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden contacted Kanyenda, who now plays with Be Forward Wanderers to help drilling the strikers.
RVG observed that just like the other departments, strikers also need specialised training.
“Despite playing good football and creating scoring opportunities, finishing is his biggest and we thought it wise to seek for Kanyenda’s assistance. He is one of Malawi’s veteran strikers and we feel his experience can help out striking force,” he told Malawi News Agency on Wednesday.
Kanyenda played a significant part in the Flames Wednesday’s ‘ training session, running drills and giving strikers a number of one-one-one tutorials: including Chiukepo Msowoya and Stain Dave.
Speaking as a part of this role, Kanyenda revealed he could not resist the offer from the Flames.
“Being able to be part of Flames and working with the likes of Peter Mponda, Swadick Sanudi, Franco Ndawa is an opportunity , and learn under them is going to be key for me.
“Let’s see how far we go but yes, eventually, if you work well and you go through the right process then maybe one day, why not (I’ll become a coach).
Flames will face Cameroon on 12th October in Yaounde, before the returning match four days later in Blantyre.