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Sankhani Mkandawire named Mbeya’s vice-captain

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Former Nyasa Big Bullets’ defender, Sankhani Mkandawire, has been named as vice-captain for Tanzania Vodacom Premier League side, Mbeya City FC.

Mkandawire said he was happy to earn the trust of the team whose coach is compatriot Kinnah Phiri.

“They made me vice-captain to Ken Alie after our last game of 2016 on December 30. It is a big job and a big responsibility too,” he said.

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Meanwhile, Kinnah, in a separate interview, said he had closed the door on Malawian footballers this transfer window.

“The window has closed here. I wanted to sign Chawanangwa Kawonga but he was not interested, so I have signed a central defender, to be playing with Sankhani, a midfielder and a striker. They are all from Uganda,” the Bullets’ legend said.

Mbeya have also recruited free agent, Mrisho Ngassa, following the expiry of the Tanzanian’s contract with South Africa Premier Soccer League club, Free State Stars.

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Kinnah signed Ngassa when the Malawian was coach for Free State Stars two seasons ago. Former Bullets’ goalkeeper Owen Chaima also plays for Mbeya.

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