Japanese player Genki Nakamura said on Thursday he is pleased to be joining Mighty Be Forward Wanderers after the highly rated professional arrived in Lilongwe ahead of his move to join Lali Lubani Road Blantyre outfit.
Nakamura, who is currently a free agent, can play as a striker, attacking midfielder and right-winger said he was “anxious” but ready to play for Wanderers.
His last club is Mohammed Sporting of India.
He has played for Bilisht and FK Tomori Berat of Albania, Sport Boys and Hijos de Acosvinchos (Peru), Cerezo Osaka (Japan), Saigon Port (Vietnam), and VfbHuls and DJK Tus (Germany).
“I want to know my new friends, the players and the club Wanderers. I am for Wanderers, the blues,” said the 29-year-old player who has played in Brazil at youth level then Japan, Albania, Peru and Germany
But his arrival in the country through Kamuzu International Airport in the capital Lilongwe was not without controversy.
He was picked by Silver Strikers officials at the airport who took them to their base and started negotiating terms with him, according to Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao.
He said Silver’s captain Lameck Kachimanga and club General Secretary Fred Karonga “absucted” the Japanese player before the Nomads snatched him from them.
The players has since now been taken by Wanderers officials and according to Butao after finalising their discussion with the player who he said everything about his stay and payments will be done by their Japanese sponsor Be Forward Limited.