Cosmos part ways with Mhone

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Mhone joined Cosmos at the beginning of last season, starting just seven games in all competitions as Ezenkosi were relegated from the PSL.

Having had a diluted influence and with Cosmos down in the National First Division, contractual disagreements have since led to the termination of his contract and subsequent return to Malawi.

Though as a police officer who had been on unpaid leave while at Cosmos – Mhone should have reported back to Blue Eagles, he has instead set his eyes on a move to Nyasa Big Bullets.

Meanwhile, former Black Leopards and Santos midfielder Peter Mponda has now been named as the new team manager of the Malawi national team in a new set-up that has Platinum Stars midfielder Gerald Phiri Junior’s father who carries the same name as the new head coach.

Mponda retired four year ago due to a nagging injury and has been involved in coaching back home since then and now makes a return to a national team that he served so well for over a decade.

The Flames are due to start their CHAN qualifiers against Madagascar late in April after reversing their earlier decision to withdraw from both the 2018 CHAN and 2019 AFCON qualifiers.

According to reports from Malawi the change of heart about the rushed decision taken by the Football Association of Malawi to pull out follows assurance that the government of Malawi would provide financial backing for the team.

Malawi will start their 2019 AFCON qualifiers in June as part of a Group B that has Comoros, Cameroon and Morocco.

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