TNM Super League outfit Ntopwa FC have signed Nigerian midfielder Emenike Onuh as the team intensifies its survival in the top-flight league.
The development comes just a week after the Blantyre-based outfit hired Caren Chaula, who became the first female head coach in the TNM Super League.
Ntopwa owner and technical director Isaac Jomo Osman confirmed the development in an interview yesterday.
“The player has joined us courtesy of our Nigerian partners. He will be with us until the end of 2020/21 season,” he said.
Osman said the coming of the 22-year-old Nigerian, who started training yesterday, will help the team in its battle against relegation.
He said: “The coming in of the midfielder is a big boost for the team’s survival in the league.”
The Amagetto Kids are coming from two losses to Chitipa United and Karonga Untied last weekend.
They are on positon 15 on the log table with 14 points from 17 games, having lost their last seven matches.
They are also tied at 14 points with Mzuzu Warriors, who anchor the table, but have a game in hand.
Ntopwa’s next assignment is against Ekwendeni Hammers on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium this Blantyre.
Meanwhile, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) player transfer system manager Casper Jangale said the Nigerian is yet to be cleared.
“We have advised Ntopwa on what to do if they want to feature the player,” he said.