Former Malawi national football team striker Peter Wadabwa has set a target of winning the TNM Super League Golden Boot award as he returns for Be Forward Wanderers in the new season.
Wadabwa has rejoined Wanderers from Mozambican giants Desportivo de Maputo and has scored three goals in two friendlies.
He said finishing the season on top of the scorers’ chart is his ultimate goal despite stiff competition for places at Lali Lubani Road.
“I am in good shape for the job and I want to prove that my legs are still lethal. I am looking at scoring more than 20 goals this season and help my team to win the TNM Super League title and at least a cup.
“I am back at Wanderers and the feel-good factor is there after training with the team for almost three weeks. I have worked really hard to regain my fitness levels after playing in Mozambique. I am ready to repay Wanderers for allowing me to return,” Wadabwa said.
The former Silver Strikers goal-poacher, who also played in South Africa, said the competition at Wanderers would only help him become a better player.
“I played at Thanda Royal Zulu in South Africa between 2009 and 2015 against top strikers and was never scared. Wanderers have shown me their love and now is my turn to say thank you by delivering on the pitch,” Wadabwa said.
Wanderers assistant Coach, Oscar Kaunda, said Wadabwa has all it takes to dominate the goal scorers’ chart.
“He is a down-to-earth and hard working player who wants to win everything. If he keeps working on his fitness the way he is doing in training, he will make it to the top again. He wants to learn every day and has brought healthy competition at the club. Let us just wait and see what happens when we return to the pitch,” Kaunda said.
Some of Wadabwa’s contenders for a place in the starting lineup are Babatunde Adepoju, Vincent Nyangulu, Juma Yatina and Misheck Botoman.
Peter Fote is a Sports Journalist with huge experience in radio and Television reporting, production and presentation. He once worked with Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and is currently working for Times Media Group.