Once a nomad always one, so they say. Be Forward Wanderers prodigal son Jaffalie Chande returned to the Lali Lubani Road outfit yesterday, ending his absence spanning almost half a year.
The wayward Nomads sniper travelled to Blantyre from his Mitundu home in Lilongwe in the company of team manager Stevie Madeira.
The development is likely to create a buzz of excitement among the Nomads faithful who believe the forward could be the solution to their misfiring frontline.
In an interview yesterday Chande said he is happy to return to his club.
“I have found a conducive environment at the club which was my main concern and I look forward to teaming up with my team-mates and help the team regain its glory.
“I am optimistic that as a team, we can achieve that,” he said.
Asked how long he feels it will take him to regain full fitness, Chande’s quickfire response was: “I think two weeks should be enough.”
Madeira said they were happy to have Chande back in their squad.
“We are optimistic that he will boost our striking force,” he said.
Chande ditched Wanderers towards the end of last season after a disagreement with some senior players and demanded a termination of his contract to which the Nomads refused.