Former Malawi national football team vice-captain James ‘Shareholder’ Sangala has announced to come out of retirement and continue his playing career.
Sangala confirmed that he was persuaded by Football Association of Malawi IFAM) to consider playing for the national team as the association prepares for his successor on the central defence role.
The soft-spoken player, who was linked with a move to Silver Strikers last year, said he was contemplating to join Blantyre United just to keep himself fit and get much game time.
“I am intending to join Blantyre United to keep myself fit and also gain game time,” Sangala said.
The soft-spoken player was tipped to become Peter Mponda’s successor but found himself a shadow of the former Flames captain ability.
The 29-year-old defender started his career at Wanderers Youth and got promoted to the senior team in 2005 where he played for three seasons before joining South Africa’s Bay United.
He then moved to Thanda Royal Zulu of South Africa.
Sangala moved to Premire de Agosto of Angola where he played for two seasons and was loaned to the team’s rivals Benfica.
He returned to Agosto but they released him a year ago forcing him to come home.
The player was a member of the squad that qualified for Africa Cup of Nations in 2010 in Angola