Nyasa Big Bullets long serving winger Fischer ‘Anong’a’ Kondowe has disclosed that he is ready to retire to pave way for youngsters having played competitive football for 22 years.
Kondowe’s decision comes barely two days after Bullets Chief Administration Officer, Albert Chigoga, revealed that Bullets management had decided against renewing contracts for both Fischer and centre back Bashir Maunde.
The former Black Leopards attacker said he is ready to hang up his boots to serve the club in another area.
“I have been holding talks with Mr Chigoga about my future at the club. I am waiting for an offer which they are yet to make. But by the look of things it seems I have to step aside and give chance to up-and-coming players to help the club,” said the dreadlocked player.
Kondowe joined Bullets in 1998 and left the club in 2004 to join Umtata Bushbucks in South Africa where he played for a season.
He then moved to Black Leopards where he played for the team for four years before switching to Bloemfontein Celtic for a year.
Kondowe then returned to Leopards in 2010 before re-joining Bullets to present day.
The former Malawi national football team player hailed his followers for supporting him throughout his career.
“I have played 15 years in the Super League and seven years in South Africa. I think this is a no mean achievement. I remain a Bullets member and I thank the Bullets family for the love and support,” Kondowe said.
Kondowe was influential player for the Malawi national football team squad having helped the side qualify for 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.
However, he was dropped from the squad that travelled to Angola for the finals on disciplinary grounds.
Meanwhile, Chigoga refused to disclose the role which has been earmarked for Kondowe.
“When time is ripe we will let you know,” he said.
Kondowe was also part of Bullets squad that reached the Confederation of Africa Football (Caf) Champions League group stages in 2004 when former Head of State Bakili Muluzi was bankrolling the side.
He was also part of Bullets squad that played in Caf Champions League in 2015, 2018 and 2019.