Joseph Kamwendo feels betrayed by Wanderers

BLANTYRE(Malawi NewsNow)—Midfield star Joseph Kamwendo has taken a swipe at Mighty Be Forward Wanderers’ officials for poor arrangement of the trials he is undergoing in Japan together with Peter Wadabwa, saying it is like they are in that country on holiday.

“The situation is very frustrating because nobody is coming out to explain what exactly is happening. We were meant to believe that the club which we trained with on Friday was Yokohama FC [a second-tier league side], but we realised that it is just an amateur team called YCC. I don’t even know what it stands for.

Speaking with The Nation newspaper from Tokyo, Kamwendo said instead of having trials, they are just training with amateur teams as the professional clubs where they were supposed to attend trials, are off season.

“Sometimes we are spending three days without training and instead, we are just being taken to the gym,” he said as quoted by the paper.

Kamwendo further accuses his club of delaying the trip, saying Be Forward Limited initially arranged that the trials should be in December last year when the season was still on but the club’s officials delayed it so that we could feature in the FISD Challenge cup final and Luso TV Bus Ipite bonanza.

He also indicated that Be Forward Limited is planning to extend their visas so that they can attend trials from the first week of February.

“Even for the coming week, we do not know what will happen. I fail to understand how my own people can do that. I find the situation to be very unfair and I hate this,” said Kamwendo.

Reacting, Nomads general secretary Mike Butao said as a club, they were not involved in coming up with the schedule.

“Their trials, including the cost of their travel were arranged by the sponsors and we did not have a clue on when they would start, we have never had a say.

“Pouring out his frustration could put off the sponsors. I am sure they [sponsors] can extend their visas. So, that should not be a problem. If I were him, I would calm down,” said Butao.