Malawi national football team (Flames) midfield dynamo Dave Banda has finally returned home after an unhappy spell with Black Leopards of South Africa, hoping to turn a new leaf with Red Lions.
Leopards released Banda, the first Malawi Defence Force (MDF) footballer allowed to sign for a foreign club, in the middle of his two-year contract, citing an exhausted quota of five foreigners.
â€œMy [MDF] bosses asked me to report for work and I did not want to waste time. Once I am done with the formalities at work, then I might resume training with Red Lions, probably this Thursdayâ€ Banda said on Monday.
Banda said he was impressed with Lionsâ€™ performance in the Super League.
The playerâ€™s manager Kondie Msungama on Monday said he was waiting for the midfielder to settle before exploring other options.
Msungama sought FAMâ€™s intervention, accusing Leopards of breach of contract by proposing to give him a one-month salary and a return air ticket instead of paying him for the year remaining on his contract.