Newly appointed Nyasa Big Bullets second assistant coach, Fischer ‘Jahman’ Kondowe has taken his sportsmanship to another level by helping players from rival camp—Be Forward Wanderers—maintain their fitness.
Fischer has been working with different Wanderers players including forward Peter Wadabwa, defenders Peter Cholopi and Ted Sumani at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The former Flames star said it was not strange to support players from other camps.
“Currently I have been helping Peter [Wadabwa] to maintain his fitness. Some weeks ago, I was also working out with Cholopi and Sumani. For me there is nothing wrong with helping a fellow player. We all play football and if anyone needs my support, I will be there to help,” he said.
The dreadlocked player-cum-coach warned players to exercise caution during the pro-longed off season break due coronavirus.
“This is why they need to train independently to keep shape. They should not be taken unawares when the season starts. On our part, we are following the safety guidelines that have been put in place. There is no contact and we are keeping social distance. It is about giving each other instructions and doing it at least a metre away,” he said.
The former Black Leopards player said local players needed to be more professional if they were to play for many years.
“Football is about being fit. You can’t perform well when you aren’t fit. You lose concentration when you are unfit,” he said.
Wadabwa said it was easy to work with Fischer having played together for the national football team at some point.
“You exercise easily and hit your target when someone is pushing you. So, whenever I have time I join him [Fischer] for exercises,” he said.
Wadabwa has rejoined Wanderers after spending a season in Mozambique.