Mighty Wanderers may lose their playmaker Joseph Kamwendo who is scheduled to fly to Mozambique for talks at top side Desportivo Liga Maculmana.
Kamwendo’s broker of the deal James Nelito Pondomale of Intersport Mozambique and the Nomads confirmed the news.
“It is true I will be flying out to Maputo tomorrow [Monday] for contractual talks with Maculmana management on prospects of signing for them. If we agree on the terms, then I will put pen to paper, if not, then that will be it, but there are better prospects there,” said Kamwendo.
He also said while some top South African teams have shown interest to sign him, there is nothing concrete at the moment.
“The indications from the South African clubs are that they could consider me for next season,” he said.
Pondomale said Kamwendo is scheduled to depart alongside fellow Flames internationals Simplex Nthala, who is also set to start a new lease of life at Maculmana, having signed a two-year deal, and Zicco Mkanda.
“JK [Joseph] will be in Maputo for at least three days. I have already sought his release from Wanderers, I spoke to their chairperson George Chamangwana at the weekend. He approved the trip,” said Pondomale.
He said Maculmana will also take advantage of Kamwendo’s visit to assess him briefly.
“They already know about Joseph, but they just want to have a look at him and then enter into negotiations.
“Liga Maculmana is an ambitious top club which will play in one of the CAF tournaments next year. It could provide an opportunity for him to be spotted by overseas scouts,” said Pondomale who manages most of the Malawian players in the Mocambola League.
He also said should the move materialise, Kamwendo stands to benefit as the Mozambican flagship league is more competitive than the local one.
While admitting that the Nomads could eventually miss Kamwendo’s services, Chamangwana said they would be happy for the player’s advancement.
“Should he sign then we are definitely going to be affected because he has been one of our key players and the driving force of the team. All we can say is that we wish him well,” said Chamangwana.