- Mkandawire was reportedly spotted in the streets of Johannesburg
- A witness said he doesn't seem to recognise anyone
- He underwent rehabilitation two years ago
Former Amazulu and Warriors defender, David Mkandawire, was reportedly spotted wandering the streets of Johannesburg recently.
The talented former footballer was apparently unable to recognise some of his friends who tried to talk to him, Briefly.co.za learned.
According to chronicle.co.zw, Mkandawire was rehabilitated just two years ago after being found begging for food in Kempton Park.
Former Warriors teammate, Tendai Ndoro, marshalled professional help for Mkandawire. The latter went on to obtain Caf D and Caf B coaching licenses.
Soon after his rehabilitation, Mkandawire said:
I want you to help me look for a club to coach back home (Zimbabwe). I hope to get a Caf A license soon.
However, it appears things have not worked out for him. An unnamed Zimbabwean national in South Africa told chronicle.co.zw:
Someone needs to help Mkandawire. He is back on the streets here in South Africa. We just saw him near Royal Hotel in Nugget Street at the small park.
The state he is in is just terrible. Guys tried to talk to him, but he just does not seem to recognise anyone. It's bad.
Blessing Gumiso, a former Highlanders star, also confirmed the news.
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