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George Nyirenda guns for medal in Namibia

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By Williams Gondwa:

Former Nyasa Big Bullets defender, George Nyirenda, has said he is looking forward to clinching his first-ever silverware in Namibia Premier League.

Nyirenda helped Namibian side Tigers FC reach the Standard Bank Cup Top 8 final after beating Black Africa 4-2 in a semi-final match played on Saturday.

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“It is always important to win a trophy when playing outside Malawi. My fellow Malawians have done it before and I am sure I can help my club to win the Standard Bank Cup. I have won medals with Bullets but now is the time to win silverware in a foreign land. I have no doubt that we will win this cup,” Nyirenda said.

Former Bullets striker Muzipasi Mwangonde also played in Namibia for Black Africa.

To reach the semi-final, Tigers beat University of Namibia FC 1-0 two weeks ago. The final will take place after two weeks.

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Meanwhile, Nyirenda has said his two-year contract with Tigers will expire in June 2019.

“I cannot talk much about my contract but I am very happy that all is fine here. I will meet the chairman of the club soon for contract discussions. What is important is that I am enjoying game-time and this has helped improve my game,” Nyirenda said.

The league in Namibia is on break and resumes this weekend. Tigers are on fifth place on the log table.

The versatile defender, who has some caps, has not given up hope of playing for the Flames.

“Every player dreams of playing for the national team. I was disappointed to learn that the Flames failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations finals. I am not saying that the coaches should consider me for the next call up. That is all to do with a coach’s game-plan. However, I still dream of playing for the national team again,” Nyirenda said.

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