Most ambitious football stars want to be associated with winning teams and leagues; hence, dump losers. This happens because the players always want to remain in the limelight and have good chances of being called up for national team duties.
However, Frank â€˜Facaoâ€™ Kamwendo did the opposite in 1986 when he dumped Premier League outfit Moneymen Stars to join First Division side Blantyre Print.
â€œThen, other Premier League teams such as Mighty Wanderers, Tigers FC and Hardware Stars wanted my services, but I opted for the First Division side because they also offered me a job,â€ said Kamwendo.
The 50-year-old claimed that he also decided to leave Moneymen Stars because they did not look after him when he broke his right leg during a Kamuzu Cup match at the Escom Ground.
â€œI sustained a compound fracture which left me incapacitated for almost eight months, but I was not well looked after. So, I had to move to another team,â€ said Kamwendo.
The father of four, who was nicknamed â€˜Facaoâ€™ for his resemblance in skill to former Brazilian striker, cherishes Moneymenâ€™s encounter against Tigers FC during the 1983 Press Cup quarter-final as his most memorable match.
â€œDuring that game, I scored a hat-trick for Moneymen to lead 3-0 at half-time. However, we were booted out of the contest 4-3 after Charles Phiri scored all the four goals for Tigers in the second half,â€ said the co-owner of Automobile and Technical Services in Blantyre.
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