After spending months in the terraces and, at times, on the substitutes’ bench, Be Forward Wanderers have finally parted ways with their Japanese import, Genki Nakamura and Nigerians, Adekola Ayinla and Ebuka Fabian Ozochukwu.
The three players were released after the expiry of their respective deals and they went back home on Tuesday, Wanderers General Secretary, Mike Butao, confirmed yesterday.
“All the three players have gone back to their respective countries. According to the coaches, the three players showed some improvement towards the end of the season, but we will sit down after the season to evaluate if we need to recall them or not,” Butao explained.
Nakamura joined Wanderers on a season-long deal, but despite being a crowd favourite, the attacking midfielder failed to provide an assist let alone score.
It was a similar story with the Nigerians, who spent their six months on loan merely making numbers at the Lali Lubani Road.
Ayinla never featured for the club whereas Ozochukwu made a debut in a 2-1 league loss to Kamuzu Barracks (KB) at Civo Stadium.
Nomads still have foreigners, Nigerian striker Amos Bello and Cameroonian, goalkeeper Etoga Hamza.
Bello has been the most featured import, scoring two goals plus some assists.
He also scored one of the penalties as Wanderers lifted the Fisd Challenge Cup after beating KB 4-3 on post-match penalties recently.
Hamza has struggled to break into the first team due to the impressive form of veteran goalkeeper, Vales Kamzere, who has also relegated first- choice keeper, Richard Chipuwa, to the bench.
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