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Joseph Kamwendo gives Nomads TNM boost

Carlsberg Cup defending champions, Be Forward Wanderers, have been given a major boost ahead of the start of the TNM Super League second round after resigning former Flames skipper Joseph Kamwendo on a two-and-year deal.

The nimble footed midfielder has joined Wanderers as a free agent after terminating his contract with Mozambican side Liga Desportivo de Maputo. Kamwendo was dropped from Flames squad that faces Swaziland tomorrow at Kamuzu Stadium.

Wanderers General Secretary, Mike Butao, said resigning Kamwendo underlines the clubs, trophies hunger.

The Nomads GS said they were building a team consisting of youthful and experienced players to challenge for titles more especially the TNM Super League.

Butao believes that Kamwendo and other senior players would help inspire youngsters to develop winning mentality.

“It is true that we have signed Kamwendo for the next two years. We want to have a team of youthful and experienced players. Maturity is very important, so we believe that our team will do better now. Last season we were buying youthful and inexperienced players. This time we are concentrating on experienced players like Peter Wadabwa, Foster Namwera and Harry Nyirenda to guide the youngsters,” he said.

Butao said Wanderers were hopeful that Kamwendo would be available for selection having successfully completed processing his International Transfer Clearance.

Kamwendo has had stints in South Africa with Orlando Pirates and in Democratic Republic of Congo with TP Mazembe.

During the mid-season transfer window, Wanderers released six players.

Meanwhile, Flames Coach Nsazurwimo Ramadhan has refused to release players that are not in his plans for tomorrow’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Swaziland.

“I want all the players to stay in camp to encourage one another and to learn from the others that will feature. I want the players to develop a united spirit together,” Ramadhan said while disclosing that Limbani Mzava will remain skipper with Chiukepo Msowoya as vice.

TNM Super League leaders, Blue Eagles, who date Mzuni today, are the hardest hit as they will miss services Steve Chagoma, Gilbert Chirwa and Maxwell Salambula.

Blue Eagles Team Manager, Gabriel Chirwa, said they were worried because they would miss key players.

“But we will use the arsenal that we will have to continue staying at the top. Let me admit that Mzuni plays well but we will take them seriously,” he said.

Meanwhile, Super League of Malawi (Sulom) President, Innocent Botomani, asked teams to observe fair play.

“This is the most defining round so we urge teams as they are fighting for points to observe fair play. The first round was thrilling and we are confident that the second round will be more exciting,” he said.

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