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Tawonga Chimodzi returns home after 10 years

Taonga Chimodzi

Malawi National Football Team midfielder Tawonga Chimodzi has signed for Silver Strikers on a two-year deal, returning to the club after 10 years.

Chimodzi joins as a free agent after the expiry of his contract with Ommonia Aradippou of Cyprus in April.

Silver Chief Executive Officer Thokozani Chimbali said they expected a lot from the player both on and off the pitch.

“We expect him to showcase his expertise, experience and leadership qualities. This is a good addition to our team,” Chimbali said.

This is Silver’s third signing of a former player in under 10 months, with Frank Banda and Blessings Tembo having returned earlier.

Chimbali said they were not just signing players anyhow.

“We are looking at what value they bring to the team and the three players that were here before understand our philosophy. They are leaders and very disciplined,” Chimbali said.

Chimodzi has made the move after training with Silver for two months.

Silver have since written Football Association of Malawi (Fam) requesting clearance for Chimodzi.

Fam Compliance Manager Casper Jangale, who is also responsible for transfers, confirmed receiving the request but declined to comment further.

Chimodzi could make his second debut for Silver before end of the season since his contract expired before the international transfer window closed on May 30.

Chimodzi, son to former Malawi National Football Team and Silver coach Young, left Area 47 some 10 years ago to play for Santos in South Africa where he featured in over 50 matches.

He also played for Greek sides Iraklis Pschanon and Platinias before joining Cyprian teams AE Zakakiou Parti, Lysi, Karmiotissa and Omonia Aradippou in different seasons.

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