- Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Joseph Kamwendo has announced his retirement from professional football
- The 33-year-old has been playing his club football for Mighty Wanderers in Malawi
- The Malawian international heaped praise on the Buccaneers for giving him the opportunity to make a name for himself
Former Buccaneers midfielder Joseph Kamwendo has decided to call it a day and hung up his soccer boots.
The Malawian international decided to announce his retirement from professional football on Christmas eve.
The 33-year-old has been playing his club football for Mighty Wanderers in his home country.
Kamwendo was signed by the Soweto giants after featuring for his national team in the COSAFA Cup in 2007.
Kamwendo paid homage to his parents for teaching him the value of hard work and perseverance.
KickOFF.com reported that Kamwendo paid tribute to Pirates and to chairman Irvin Khoza for affording him the amazing opportunity.
Kamwendo said, "Pirates made me to be known to the whole world. Special respect to the chairman Dr Irvin Khoza for giving me the opportunity to be part of the club's history."
Briefly.co.za understands that Kamwendo declined other offers to continue playing, but will look into coaching.
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