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Joseph Kamwendo Foundation eyes inter-schools

After successfully launching Joseph Kamwendo Foundation, the former Flames and Be Forward Wanderers midfielder is now contemplating holding inter-schools tournament.

Kamwendo said inter-schools tournament will involve different sport codes to enable the foundation to scout talented athletes.

“Now that we launched the foundation we are working on plans to run inter-schools tournament. The first one will be staged in Mchinji because that’s where I come from. Then we will move to other districts as well.

“The idea is to scout for talented athletes who can excel in football, netball, volleyball, athletics and basketball among other sport codes,” he said.

Kamwendo said promising players would be offered an opportunity to hone their skills at the foundation while being exposed to top sides.

“I know that we have a lot of talented players in rural areas. For instance it took the late Dave Mpesi to scout me in Mchinji during Coca-cola schools competition. Then I went to Civo (now Civil Service United) where after playing five games, I was poached by Be Forward Wanderers. Hard it not been for late Mpesi then my talent could have gone unnoticed in the remote area. This is why my foundation will target rural areas because I know several talented youngsters are going unnoticed,” he said.

Kamwendo said his foundation will continue working jointly with the committee that helped him stage his testimonial on March.

“The committee did a a fantastic job and I thank all the players from here and abroad who took part in the testimonial match. Hard it not been of their presence then we could have flopped,” he said.

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