Carlsberg Cup and Fisd Challenge Cup champions, Be Forward Wanderers and their midfielder, Joseph Kamwendo, have reportedly sorted out their misunderstanding by allowing him to join a team of his choice in Lilongwe on loan.
Having been linked with another giant, Silver Strikers, it is newly-promoted TNM Super League club, Masters Security FC, who have emerged as shock front-runners for the signature of the former Flames’ captain.
Wanderers’ vice- Chairperson, Gift Mkandawire, confirmed holding a meeting with Kamwendo on Monday to map the way forward following his surprise resignation last week when he accused the Nomads of breaching his contract.
The midfielder later claimed that he wanted to be closer to his ill mother in Mchinji District.
Mkandawire said during the meeting, it emerged that Kamwendo was going through difficult times.
“We learnt that the issue was not to do with his failure to clinch a deal in Japan but it is to do with family issues at his home village in Mchinji. I do not want to say much about his ill mum, but as Wanderers, we need to understand him,” Mkandawire explained.
“We cannot guarantee you that he will leave or not, but he is our player because he has a running contract with us.”
Kamwendo yesterday confirmed that the Nomads’ officials granted him his wish to join a Lilongwe team, whose identity he refused to disclose.
He said, in Lilongwe, he cannot play for a big team such as Silver Strikers or Kamuzu Barracks, as he does not want to create animosity between them and Wanderers.
“After I handed over my resignation letter, I was waiting for the response from them. So we met Monday and they agreed to let me go on loan. The issue here is not about money because Wanderers cannot fail to pay me,” he insisted.
“I want all Wanderers’ supporters to understand me because I will remain a Wanderers’ player. I will play for a small club in Lilongwe. Soon, I will reveal the team I will play for.”
Masters Security owner, Alfred Gangata, reserved his comment, but admitted that signing a player of Kamwendo’s calibre could strengthen the team.
Kamwendo, whose career has, since 2004, taken him to Zimbabwe, Denmark, South Africa, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo, resigned at Wanderers last week, barely a week after arriving from Japan where he went for trials alongside striker Peter Wadabwa.
Kamwendo and Wadabwa failed to secure deals in Japan. While in Japan, the duo accused Wanderers’ officials of timing the trip poorly as they arrived in the Asian nation when teams were on off-season break.
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