Forgotten Malawi footballer Maxwell Chirwa’s has revived his career in the United States of America where he went for studies
about four years ago.
Chirwa is playing for a club called Yemen FC which plays in Buffalo District Soccer League (BDSL) played in the Western New York and has just won the league championship.
He exclusively told Nyasa Times from United States of America (USA) hat he got the chance to play in the foreign land through
“I found the opportunity to play because of school otherwise I couldn’t have been allowed to play here,” said Chirwa.
He is currently studying Motor Vehicle Mechanics (MVM) at one of the Colleges in America and thereafter also intends to study Computer Science.
“I studied MVM Grade 3 and 2 in Malawi for two years and I am doing the same course here. Next thing, I am also planning to study Computer Science if funds will be available,” he said.
Chirwa was invited to USA by his aunt after sustaining a career threatening broken leg injury over around 2003 while playing for the
Malawi national team in an international friendly match against Swaziland as part of independence celebration.
His attempts to go and receive medical treatment abroad [Zimbabwe or South Africa] as advised by expatriate doctors due to the gravity of the injury hit a snag as Malawi government through the Football Association Malawi (FAM) said it had no resources.
Chirwa was one of the greatest wingers of his generation. His glittering carreer reached the climax in early 1999 when he scored two
goals to guide Malawi Under 20 to the African Youth Championship in Ghana.
Meanwhile, Chirwa has advised Malawian players to consider further up their education to live a better life upon completion of their
“If they have a chance, let them use the opportunity that comes in their life wisely,” said Chirwa.
The former Mighty Be Forward attacker last kicked the football in Malawi in 2013.
After spending years without playing due to an injury, he rejoined his former club- Mighty Wanderers before joining Black Pool.
He guided Black Pool to a historical Carlsberg Cup Quarterfinal qualification in 2013 after beating Civo United 7-6 through post-match
penalties and he scored the winning penalty.