Black Leopards midfielder Robert Ng’ambi has said it could have been an honour if talented attacker Lesedi Kapinga had chosen to play for Malawi but admits it might now be too late.
FARPost had contacted the Malawian international, Ng’ambi to comment on Kapinga who has refuted reports that he fancies playing for the ‘Flames’.
Kapinga told the media that while his family has roots in Malawi, he is a South African because he and his parents were born and bred in Mzansi.
In reaction, Ng’ambi rated Kapinga highly describing him as “an attacking machine”.
“I have always known that Kapinga has some roots in Malawi because I understand he is related to the late Lesley Manyathela whose family had the Malawi connection.
“I once talked to Kapinga about Malawi but it was difficult encouraging him to play for Malawi because nobody from Malawi FA had contacted him probably because they, too, did not know about him; hence, it was difficult for him to show interest in that respect.
All I can say is that it could have been be an honour to have him play for Malawi. He is a talented player, but I guess now it is difficult about that possibility,” Ng’ambi said.
By Peter Kanjere,
FARPost’s Malawi Correspondent