While Mighty Mukuru Wanderers are ebullient after beating Blue Eagles with an improved performance, the Club has added the blitheness on to their fans on Monday as they announce the signing of Karonga United attacking midfielder, Mphatso Kamanga.
The new Coach, Mark Harrison who replaced Alex Ngwira, according to reports that The Malawi Guardian has, relies much on young talented players and he has started roping in players who can fit in his system of play ahead of the new season.
The Club statement reads, “Mighty Mukuru Wanderers FC have completed the signing of Karonga United attacking midfielder,Mphatso Kamanga on a three-term contract. The 22-year old player was unveiled on Monday in Blantyre.”
The Malawi’s under 23 midfielder has been instrumental for Karonga United this season, helping the team to survive in the elite league.
The former Zolozolo United and Ekwendeni Hammers midfielder scored four goals for Karonga United last season in all competetions including two against Nyasa Big Bullets.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦?
Mighty Mukuru Wanderers have three natural midfielders, Alfred Manyozo Jnr, Francis Mkonda and Mathews Masamba and the coming of Kamanga who had trials with Pelican Sports Agency in Turkey has seen the number of natural players in the engine room rising to 4.
Isaac Kaliati, Felix Zulu and Vitumbiko Kumwenda have been improvised to play in the heart of the pitch as all of the mentioned players are on and off players.
A player who once caught the eyes of Pelican agency will need to sweat for the place in the team but he is capable of upgrading the midfield of the Nomads.
“The difference between the two sides is in the midfield, awa ofiirawa Ali ana othamanga pakatipa pamene enawa anthuwa atopa,” Sports Analsyt Charles Nyirenda quoted during the match commentary in a game that Nyasa Big Bullets beat Mighty Mukuru Wanderers 2-1 when opening the league at Kamuzu Stadium.
The coming of Kamanga could see him playing as a number 10 with Francis Mkonda as a box to box midfielder and Alfred Manyozo Jnr as the defending midfielder in a 4-3-3 formation to catch up with the intensity of modern football.
However, signing another defending midfielder, a ball-playing Centre-back can also be put on the card if they are to form a team capable of excelling and competing for major trophies.