Nyasa Big Bullets say they are not aware of their legendary winger Fischer ‘Jahman’ Kondowe’s intention to revive his playing career.
Kondowe was forced into retirement earlier this year after the People’s Team Callisto Pasuwa-led technical panel said he was not in their plans for the 2020 season.
The club then reacted by offering the player a position in the technical panel which he accepted.
However, in a sudden twist, Kondowe was quoted by Zodiak Broadcasting Station last Friday as having said that after careful consideration, he would continue with his playing career.
He said: “After reflecting during the lengthy break, I have decided that I still have the energy to continue playing at the top level.
“So, I will be reviving my career, but not necessarily at Bullets. I can even join a small club because for me it’s not about monetary gains or anything, but just the love for the game.
“I believe that I still have something to offer.”
But Bullets chief administration officer Albert Chigoga said: “If he meant what he said, then so be it. In life people follow their heart. We cannot stop Fischer from reviving his career if he so wishes.
“But as far as Bullets are concerned, we no longer regard him as a player because he signed a contract with us as an assistant coach.”
He also said Kondowe has not informed the club of his decision.
“But we will not block him if he wants to leave the club and start playing football again. We will respect his decision and move separate ways,” said Chigoga.
But in an interview yesterday, Kondowe changed his tune saying he had shelved his comeback plans to next year.
His illustrious career spanning over two decades, includes stints with South African top-flight league clubs Black Leopards, Umtata Bushbucks and Bloemfontein Celtic.
Over the years, Kondowe, 43, has been idolised as an icon in the People’s Team by the club’s followers.