Blantyre giants Be Forward Wanderers Tuesday unveiled former Blue Eagles attacking midfielder Vitumbiko Kumwenda as they claimed he signed a three-year deal.
Wanderers General Secretary, Victor Maunde claimed that Kumwenda joined Nomads as a free agent having resigned from Eagles last week. “According to our records, Kumwenda was a free agent and we are delighted that he is part our team now.
We do not want to talk about Eagles because we had engaged them for discussion but they said the player was not for sale. We jumped into the opportunity after we learnt that he was a free agent,” Maunde said.
But Eagles Chairperson Alexander Ngwala was not readily available for his comment Tuesday.
Kumwenda became Nomads’ fourth signing after they also signed striker Juma Yatina from Masters Security, Peter Wadabwa (free agent) and Lughano Kayira from Mzuzu Warriors formerly of Mzuni. Football Association of Malawi (Fam) Transfer Matching System Manager, Casper Jangale Tuesday said there was no need for the association to intervene.
“It was the issue between the player and the employer. If one party feels aggrieved they will follow the procedures,” Jangale said.
Eagles also lost Foster Biton to Silver Strikers and Schumacher Kuwali who joined Mozambique giants UD Songo during the pre-season. Kumwenda joined
Eagles from Kabwafu five years ago and has won the Airtel Top 8 Cup and the Fisd Challenge Cup with the Lilongwe based club. He also won the Bingu Ikhome Bonanza but never won the TNM Super League.