Be Forward Wanderers veteran midfielder Joseph Kamwendo has reportedly clinched a deal with South African National First Division (NFD) side Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.
According to www.kickoff.com, it only took one training session for the 32-year-old former Nomads and Flames midfielder to impress the Limpopo-based side.
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila official Livhuwani Madzuhe is quoted as saying that they are preparing a contract for former Orlando Pirates and TP Mazembe midfielder.
According to Madzuhe, the Limpopo side is looking to sign the midfielder on a one-year deal.
“We are busy trying to catch a big fish,” he said.
“We have assessed Kamwendo on Thursday and he is also joining the team for training today.
“But the technical team is already happy with the player. He played with Teko Modise at Orlando Pirates. He is training with the team even today. He joined us on Thursday last week. He has just won the league with his team. He wants to come to South Africa and revamp his career again.
“He said to me ‘I’m seeing [Reneilwe] Letsholonyane [is still playing], I played with him. I’m seeing Teko Modise, he is still playing’. And after he joined our team on Thursday he saw [Edward] Manqele and he said ‘Hawu! Even Manqele is still here?’
Kamwendo could not be reached for comment yesterday, but last week he dismissed rumours that he had travelled to South Africa for trials, saying: “That is not true bro, I am here on honeymoon.”
Wanderers team manager Stevie Madeira yesterday said he was aware of the development.
“It is not surprising. Joseph has always been a true professional, a player who has passion for his career and keeps getting better with age like vintage wine.
‘He finished the season on a high after coming from suspension. I still wish we had him for next season, but he just got married and is a family man and the opening provides yet another opportunity for him. Personally, I wish him well and I have no doubts that he will represent us well,” he said.