Former Flames skipper Joseph Kamwendo has held discussions with his former club Liga de Malcumana President Rafiq Sidat in relation to the recently established Joseph Kamwendo Foundation.
Kamwendo played for Malcumana from 2012-13 before landing a lucrative move to DR Congo giants TP Mazembe during the 2013-2014 seasons.
He later welcomed back to the club in 2016 after his unsuccessful stay at the five time CAF Champions League winners, TP Mazembe.
Kamwendo who has played for at least six foreign clubs such as Caps United, Nordsjaelland, Orlando Pirates, Vasco Da Gama and TP Mazembe told SWAM 365 that he intends to lobby for assistance from these clubs.
“I have played for almost six if not seven clubs abroad so what am trying to do is to engage those clubs that I played for to appreciate what we and where possible we get help to reach out to the needy back home.
“When I briefed the President of Liga de Malcumana about my life after football, he was impressed and promised to assist the foundation with football equipment as well as school fees for the underprivileged”.
I am sure once this door opens, it will open a window of opportunity not only to Liga de Malcumana when it comes to extracting the country’s raw and fine talent but also athletes themselves”, Kamwendo said.
Kamwendo also disclosed that he is in constant touch with Danish revered erstwhile Flames expatriate coach Kim Splidsboel.
“Kim Splidsboel has been a father figure, we talk a lot most of the time and he is the one who trying to secure passage for me to market my foundation at my former club Nordsjaelland” he added.
The Joseph Kamwendo foundation was launched on 7th March 2019 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre alongside a testimonial match , marking the end of his nearly two decades illustrious footballer career
Kamwendo used part of the proceeds from the testimonial match to buy several assorted items worth K300, 000 which he donated to orphans at Jacaranda in Chigumula Township.
He was accompanied by former Bafana Bafana midfielder, Sibusiso Zuma and Steven Madeira, a leading member for the Joseph Kamwendo Foundation.