A first day of training for any player will always be deceiptive like a bikini, which never reveals the whole picture.
Nonetheless, on his first day of trials, Japanese footballer Genki Nakamura, did enough to excite packed Kamuzu Stadium Covered stands Tuesday morning.
Talk that the nomadic Japanese is a quality attacking midfielder might be premature. Wanderers coach, Jack Chamangwana agreed.
“I do not know much about him. We will establish after a week whether he is a good player that can be signed. As for the good crowd, they have always been here from our first day of training,” Chamangwana insisted.
However, Nakamura drew wild applause every-time he twisted, turned and flicked the ball.
At around 10: 20 am, Nakamura, who has had stints with clubs in Germany and Brazil, offered on the pitch what the biased crowd in blue wanted to see.
He, on the southern side of the pitch, leapt, controlled the ball and flicked it with his left heel.
Yee!…Nakamura! the fans clapped hands and cheered.
Nakamura loved the sights and sounds, saying “It’s too hot here. It will take time for me to adapt, but I feel loved here. I have played in Germany, so I hope to bring dedication and hard-work.