Barely few days after assuring Be Forward Wanderers die hards that the club won’t lose any of its key players during the current transfer window, the shot ought to be opposite as the Nomads are set to lose veteran midfielder Joseph Kamwendo to newly TNM super league promoted side Masters Security Football Club.
The development follows a series of rumours regarding the future of the playmaker who handed in a resignation letter last week for what he claimed breach of contract by his parent club.
However speaking to Nyasa Times on Tuesday, Wanderers General Secretary Mike Butao confirmed that the club held talks with Kamwendo regarding his future.
“Yes JK is in town and we met him on Monday. He has actually requested the club to release him so that he can stay close to his mother who is hospitalised in Mchinji. But we insisted that he can only be released on holiday for a period of three months to attend to his mother who has breast cancer.
“However, he (JK) insisted that his contract has to be terminated so that he can be allowed to join Masters Security who have promised him something. But as an executive, we gave him two options.
“First one is the three months holiday or a six month loan to any Lilongwe based team so that he can stay close to the mother,” said Butao.
Butao however was quick to point out that they have not yet agreed on the next move as he (JK) has not responded to their options.
Commenting on the development, Owner of Masters Security Alfred Gangata confirmed to Nyasa Times for having contacted Kamwendo on the matter.
“Joseph called last night (referring to Monday) and told us that he was only going to be released on loan for a period of 1 year which we have accepted.
“We didn’t want to interfere in his discussion with his parent club because we know that he belongs to Wanderers,” said Gangata.
It is reported that he (Gangata) has promised to give Kamwendo K6 million upon signing for Masters.
In addition, the player was also promised a minibus which he was shown at Gangata’s residence in Area 3 .
However, commenting on the promises, the youthful business tycoon said he is not aware of such promises.
“Whosoever told you those rumors knows where he got them. I have never met Kamwendo to discuss about such promises. What I know is that Joseph expressed an interest of joining us hence the move. I cannot give Joseph all those fortunes,” insisted Gangata.
Kamwendo has a contract with Wanderers until 2019 which he signed last year.
It is reported that the former Orlando Pirates midfielder fell out with Wanderers executive and players after a failed trials in Japan.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :