Be Forward Wanderers have complained over Football Association of Malawi’s (Fam) delays to fly striker, Ishmael Thindwa, to South Africa for leg surgery.
Thindwa got injured while playing for Malawi national football team during a game against Madagascar at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe in March.
Wanderers General Secretary, Mike Butao, said they are worried that Thindwa, who has not played this season, might miss 2018 pre-season matches due to the injury.
Butao said much as they appreciate that Fam paid for the player’s scan at Beit Cure International Hospital in Blantyre, the association could have done better.
Butao said the doctor who was supposed to operate on the former Epac forward went out of the country in September.
“Our fear is that we might not use Thindwa soon as we expected. Fam promised us that by mid-November, Thindwa would go to South Africa for an operation. So, up to now nothing tangible has been done.
“It is very unfortunate that he has stayed the whole season without playing for us in a competitive match, after also spending the whole season last year nursing an injury,” Butao said.
Fam Club Licensing System Manager, Casper Jangale, downplayed Butao’s remarks, saying Wanderers know every move that Fam is taking to have the player treated.
Jangale said Wanderers need to be patient as Fam has started processing documents for Thindwa’s trip to South Africa.
“The bottom line is that the doctor who was supposed to take care of Thindwa’s injury left the country,” he said.
The Nomads lead the TNM Super League log table with 58 points from 25 games.
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