Thindwa ditches Mozambique team

Epac striker Ishmael Thindwa returns home on Wednesday from second unsuccessful trials in two months. He claims he was not happy with the conditions at Mozambican side Clube de Desportos do Maxaquene, simply known as Maxaquene.

Thindwa has been on trials at the club for a week alongside Civo striker Lazarus Chirwa.

Thindwa told MIJ FM on Tuesday that he was offered an outright contract, but turned it down because the perks were low.

“The conditions are not good. I have decided to return to Epac. I will not rush into signing any deal because I am not desperate. I will take my time to get a better deal. I consulted my club and the option was to return, so I am leaving Maputo today,” he said.

But Chirwa has decided to complete his trials.

James Pondomale of Intersport Mozambique, who organised the trials for the two, confirmed that the 2011/2012 TNM Super League top scorer [Thindwa] is returning without a deal.

“Well, the team is interested in him, but it seems he had bigger expectations. He wants to compare Mozambique with South Africa and has Sundowns in his mind, which is not right.

“He was offered a monthly salary of $2 000 (about K330 000) and other benefits such as free food, housing, game bonuses and an undisclosed signing-on fee. That is not bad, considering that he is coming from a Super League team where they get peanuts,” said Pondomale.

Last month, Thindwa attended trials at Sundowns, where he claimed he passed but did not sign, claiming the team’s foreign quota is full.

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