Ishmael Thindwa set for Caps exit


After a two-year frustrating spell in Zimbabwe, scoring just two league goal in his career, Malawian striker Ishmael Thindwa is on the verge of leaving Caps United FC after terminating his contract, The Daily Times has learnt.

The lanky forward joined Caps on a three-year deal from Epac but endured a difficult career in Zimbabwe despite his reputation as one of the best goal poachers on the local scene.

He has been starved of game time and has only played 45 minutes for the club this season.


In an interview on Thursday, Thindwa confirmed that his frustrating career with Caps had come to an end.

“I am coming home early next month. If possible, I will get my clearance this week because I have been discussing with management of the team and they have assured me that they would release me,” said Thindwa from Harare.

According to unconfirmed reports in Zimbabwe, Caps coach Mark Harrison has already sanctioned his release.


However, the former Epac attacker said he has no team in mind. Early this year, Thindwa was heavily linked with a move to Big Bullets but the deal did not go through.

“I will make the decision when I arrive in Malawi but for now I don’t want to talk more because I am still waiting for the clearance,” he added

Caps Public Relations Officer, Joyce Kapota, was not available for her comment yesterday. Last year, the club said Thindwa was not for sale but admitted he could be allowed to leave Caps if he continues to struggle on the pitch.

Thindwa joined Caps from Epac FC at a fee of around K4 million but he has struggled to score goals since joining the club.

Before joining Caps, Thindwa was nicknamed Mr Epac when he won the Golden Boot Award twice in three seasons.

Caps also have two Malawian players, George Nyirenda and Gerald Phiri Junior. Nyirenda has also indicated that he wants to leave the club at the end of his contract in December this year.

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