It is no longer a secret that Big Bullets winger Fischer ‘Anong’a’ Kondowe has taste for politics as he has announced that he will contest for a parliamentary seat during the May 2014 Tripartite Elections.
The former Flames star said yesterday he has decided to stand as an independent candidate for Blantyre City South Constituency following calls from people in the area.
Minister of Tourism Moses Kunkuyu, who has switched to Dedza Central Constituency, is the current member of Parliament for the area.
Previously, the constituency was represented by Jimmy Banda.
“All the MPs we have been having failed to develop the constituency. Since my childhood days, I have never seen any meaningful progress. So when people came and asked me to contest the seat, I did not hesitate,” he said.
However, the 31-year-old dreadlocked rasta said his political ambition does not signify the end of his football career as he will continue playing for Bullets.
“I still have more time for my football career. I believe that Jah (Jahova) wants me to serve His people as well. I want people to see change in my area which lacks many basic amenities such as clean water and good road infrastructure,” he said.
Kondowe started his football career at Bullets in 2002. He played for the side until 2005 when he went to South Africa on a professional deal at Umtata Bush Bucks. A year later, he joined another South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Black Leopards before he returned to Bullets in 2011.