Be Forward Wanderers midfielder Joseph Kamwendo has said he is not amused with their botched trials in Japan and is contemplating quitting the Nomads.
Kamwendo alongside team-mate Peter Wadabwa are expected to return this weekend after the failed trials.
Speaking in an interview yesterday from Japanese capital Tokyo, Kamwendo said he feels greatly betrayed and will seriously ponder on his future once he returns home.
“I have come to accept that we came here and there were no trials. I trained with teams that could not offer us contracts, they say acceptance brings change. I need to make a decision that is going to suit me. I have never experienced this in my entire career,” he said.
Asked if he has any intentions to move on, Kamwendo said: “Very possible.”
He added: “We will see what will happen when I come home, but I need to seriously reconsider my future.”
Asked if he is expecting an apology from the clubs that is dearest to his heart, Kamwendo said: “I am not going to ask for that. I am not a cry baby that will be looking for anyone to apologise, never! But the passion I have for the game will continue to take me through.
“I can be old, but I am not yet done with my career and I believe I can still achieve more.”
Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao yesterday refused to comment on the matter, but he told The Nation in an interview last weekend that they were not to blame for the two players’ predicament.
This was after Kamwendo claimed that the Nomads had deliberately delayed their trip so that they could feature in the Fisd Challenge Cup final as well as the Luso TV Bus Ipite Bonanza, as a result, they arrived in Japan when the teams they were supposed to have trials with had gone on off-season break.
Butao said as a club, they were not involved in coming up with the schedule.
“Their trials, including the cost of their travel were arranged by the sponsors [Be Forward Limited] and we did not have a clue on when they would start.” n