Free at last. Former Flames captain Joseph Kamwendo has been cleared by South African National First Division (NFD) outfit Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) FC, paving way for his fifth return to Be Forward Wanderers.
The clearance signed by the club’s administrator, Langton Kondo reads: “This is to certify that Joseph Kamwendo with passport number MA608814 has been cleared by Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC to play for any club of his choice.”
Both Kamwendo and his manager Lucas Themba Adams also confirmed the development, saying the player is now free to join a club of his choice.
“My brother I have my papers with me right now. I am happy that now I can join a team of my choice and continue my job,” he said.
The charismatic midfielder was hopeful that a deal will now be concluded with Wanderers following the clearance.
“I have been training with Wanderers as I was waiting for my papers. Now that they are here, what is remaining is an agreement with Wanderers so that I can write another chapter at the club of my life,” he said.
Meanwhile, Wanderers chairperson Gift Mkandawire said Kamwendo, as one of the Nomads’ longest serving players, was welcome at the Lali Lubani Road outfit.
The former Caps United (Zimbabwe), Nordsjaelland (Denmark), Orlando Pirates (South Africa), Club de Maculmana (Mozambique) and TP Mazembe (DRC) player signed a one-year deal with the South African second-tier league side after successful trials in January this year.
Kamwendo’s departure from the South African club on contractual reasons, follows a similar move by his compatriot Atusaye Nyondo, who quit just weeks after signing for the team.
Nyondo, who signed a one-and-a-half year contract, was quoted by www.kickoff.com as having lodged a complaint to South Africa’s Players Union against TTM over unpaid dues.