Former Be Forward Wanderers midfield maestro Joseph Kamwendo is set to make his official debut for South African National First Division (NFD) side Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) this afternoon after acquiring his work permit and clearance.
Said Kamwendo in an interview yesterday: “My papers are ready, I am excited and looking forward to featuring in tomorrow’s [today] game against Royal Eagles at home.
“I look up to God Almighty to be my guide as I begin this new chapter. To its credit, this is a an ambitious and hungry squad that is playing in the NFD for the first time and they are fourth which is not bad.
“So, I want to play a vital role in helping them achieve their goal of earning promotion to the PSL [Premier Soccer League].”
Kamwendo has featured in two friendly matches losing 3-2 to Black Leopards and winning 2-1 against Polokwane Reserves, scoring from his trademark free-kicks in both games.
He also thanked the Nomads’ executive and the fans for their support, saying: “I will always be a Nomad and words fail me to express my appreciation for not standing in my way despite that my contract was still running up to March. I do not take it for granted.”
The former Caps United (Zimbabwe), Nordsjaelland (Denmark), TP Mazembe (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Club Maculmana (Mozambique) player also said the team remains strong despite the departure of some key and experienced players such as himself, Esau Kanyenda, Yamikani Chester and Precious Sambani.
“Wanderers has a deep squad and the departure of some players should motivate others who were not enjoying game time to show their abilities,” he said.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale yesterday confirmed that Kamwendo’s international transfer certificate has been processed.