Japanese player Genki Nakamura says he returned to his home country for a holiday and is expected to join his Malawian club Mighty Be Forward Wanderers first week of June looking forward for a debut in a competitive match.
Nakamura left for Japan on Thursday and posted on his Facebook timeline: “I am ‘gonna’ be back in Malawi the first week of June . So please don’t worry and dount. See you on the ground.”
Wanderers team manager Steve Madeira confirmed Nakamura, who obtained his work permit, has indeed gone to Japan for holiday.
Madeira said the club will start using the Japanese player when he returns.
Nakamura is the first player from the East Asia island to play professional football in the Malawi.
The player said he got interested in Malawi through a friend who works for Japanese International Corporation Agency (Jica).
Nakamura plays as a striker, attacking midfielder and right winger.
His last club is Mohammedan Sporting of India but he has played for Bilisht and FK Tomori Berat of Albania, Sport Boys and Hijos de Acosvinchos Peru, Cerezo Osaka (Japan), Saigon Port (Vietnam), Vfb Huls and, DJK Tus (Germany) and FK Tomori Berat of Albania.
He also owns a football academy in Japan.