John Maduka Fires Back at Allegations That He Left Royal AM Because He Does Not Have CAF Coaching License

John Maduka Fires Back at Allegations That He Left Royal AM Because He Does Not Have CAF Coaching License

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:06 PM
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  • With his reputation on the line, new Maritzburg coach John Maduka has fired back at critics and accusers
  • The Malawian suddenly resigned from Royal AM last month after guiding the team to CAF Confederations Cup finish in the league
  • Rumours emerged later that Maduka is allegedly not the holder of CAF coaching license, a prerequisite to coach in continental football matches

Martizburg United's new coach John Maduka has gone on the offensive to ensure that his name remains unsullied.

Maduka suddenly called it quits as Royal AM last month after guiding the side to a CAF Confederation Cup finish, with Thwihli Thwahla having finished in third place on the DStv Premiership table. This then led to whispers that the Malawian left because he was not a CAF-accredited coach, which is compulsory to coach in CAF-sanctioned matches.

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John Maduka was recently appointed as Maritzburg United's new coach.
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The Daily Sun reported that he sent the publication proof of his CAF A License he acquired back in 2015.

He said:

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"I just want to clear something that has been in the media that I don't have a CAF License. It is very disappointing. I have a CAF A License and it was obtained in 2015."

Kick Off also revealed that Maduka was owed money by Royal AM, something he denied firmly.

He said:

"I'm hearing news that the team is owing me money, and they told me I said so. I have never spoken to anyone about this. I'm always reserved when it comes to such matters."

Maritzburg United coach John Maduka still owed money by former employer Royal AM following sudden resignation

John Maduka still has unfinished business with Royal AM.

As was reported by Sports Brief, the former Thwihli Thwala manager resigned a month ago and was soon unveiled as the new manager of Maritzburg United. Maduka’s resignation came as a shock to many, especially Royal AM owner Shauwn Mkhize, who was out of the country at the time.

Despite leaving the club and taking up a new post some time ago, Maduka stated that he is still owed some money by MaMkhize’s club.

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