Veteran striker Essau Kanyenda has attributed BeForward Wonderers ambitions to be a dominant force in Malawi football and was a big factor to why he made the decision to sign for the Blantyre-based Super League giants.
The 35-year old former Flames talisman, was unveiled on Tuesday as a Nomad player after joining on a free transfer from South Africa Premier League side Poloquane City following the expirely of his contract.
Kanyenda said when BeForward came calling for his services, he didn’t have any qualms in joining as he said they are an ambitious club.
“This is the perfect time and opportunity for me to sign for this prestigious club and with the fantastic squad we have, great things are expected to happen,” he said.
He added though that donning the BeForward Wanderers jersey brings with it extra scrutiny and pressure; but said as a veteran striker, he can handle the pressure and expectations.
“Pressure to me is nothing, I’ve been used to it. It motivates me to become even better than I am,” he beamed.
BeForward Wanderers team manager Steven Madela, celebrated the signing of Kanyenda, describing the transfer as critical in bolstering their striking force.
He said Kanyenda’s experience and knowhow at the highest level, will be good to have in the dressing room. All the young players will learn from the black mamba as he is popularly known labeled.
Meanwhile the veteran striker, is set to make his debut for Wanderers in the much-anticipated Blantyre Derby against its arch bitter rivals Nyasa Big Bullets.
The match was rescheduled from last weekend due to the death of BeForward Wanderers Chairpeson, George Chamangwana.