CJ off to South Africa for Cosmos trials: Malawi midfielder upbeat to clinch deal

Blue Eagles captain and Malawi national senior soccer team international attacker John ‘CJ’ Banda has been invited for eight weeks trials at newly promoted Premier Soccer League side Jomo Cosmos in South Africa.

John Banda off to Jomo Cosmos -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

John Banda off to Jomo Cosmos -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The Blue Eagles captain confirmed with Nyasa Times on Tuesday morning before his departure for the rainbow nation.

Banda said he feel good to be invited for trials at Cosmos and promised to do better during the trials.

“I feel great for this and supporters should just pray for me so that I have to be successful,” Banda said.

He told Nyasa Times before his departures:. “This is a step forward, and lam just keeping my fingers crossed to make it.”

The versatile midfielder said it is the wish of any local player to ply his trade abroad, and assured the nation that he will work hard to clinch the deal.

Blue Eagles team manager Gabriel Chirwa also confirmed about Banda’s journey to Cosmos.

“We are aware and he has gone with the teams blessings. We wish him all the best during his stay in South Africa. This is also the good news to our club because if we managed to send Mecium last season and this season we have send Banda it means our coaches are doing a recommendable job on the ground,” he said.

If successful, the versatile midfielder will join his former Blue Eagles team mate and Police Officer Mecium Mhone who joined cosmos on a two year loan deal at the club last year.

Late last year, the player was also linked with a couple of international transfers as among other teams, he was wanted by a Mozambican top league club Costa do Sol.

He is now heading to Jomo Cosmos after the South African club abandoned Mighty Be Forward Wanderers midfielder Mohammed Sulumba without clear reasons.

Currently, there a number of Malawians players plying their trade in South Africa like Robert Ng’ambi, Atusaye Nyondo, Robin Ngalande, Harry Nyirenda, Gabadihno Mhango and Limbikani Mzava.--Additional reporting by Elijah Phimbi, Nyasa Times

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uh gud boy!


Koma Editor zoona a week trial inu mukuyikapo 8 weeks ? Ma trials amankhwala a Sing’anga kapena a HIV.

Che Belo

All the best CJ.

On another note, zingerezi zalembedwa apazi sizabwinobwino. If the quotes are direct translations from Chichewa then I am afraid the one who did the translating did not do a good job.

Wait! You do have an editor, right?

Ronald Chisaka

Wishing u well bro this is a short time carreer


Koma kukwata ma player apa Nyasaland ndiye kumakuononga

James Man D olo

All the best CJ

Mzozo kununkha

All the best dude….. you will make it I know. koma asakakuononge kumeneko.

marshal chirwa

wishing him all the best


Conglatulations we wish u well CJ. May god bless u.

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