Chawanangwa Kawonga seals Sporting deal

Malawi national football team attacker, Chawanangwa Kawonga, hopes his career will blossom further after completing a two-year deal to South Africa National First Division side, TS Sporting.

“Finally, I can confirm that I am a TS Sporting player and I would like to thank Ernest Mtawali for facilitating the deal. I am here to play football and as I will make sure to give my all the club. I think I have signed for a club that will also help reach great heights,” Kawonga said on Tuesday.

Chawanangwa Kawonga

The midfielder-cum-striker said he wants to help the club gain promotion to the Premier Soccer League.

The former Silver Strikers forward has switched from Mozambique side, Costa do Sol.

Kawonga went to South Africa last week for discussions with Sporting following the expiry of his two year-contract at Costa.

Last week, former Flames coach, Mtawali, who facilitated the deal, said he recommended Kawonga to Sporting after he was approached by the club.

Mtawali said he did not hesitate to recommend Kawonga to the South African club having worked with the player when he was coaching the Malawi under-20 national football team.

“This is a good move because he has reached a point where he needs to get good exposure,” he said.

Mtawali said he has been following Kawonga for some time having been outstanding in Mozambique for the past five years.

“The last club that he played, Costa do Sol, won the championship and he scored 10 goals. TS Sporting are competing in the National First Division but they have an ambition to play in the PSL next season,” he said.

Currently, Sporting are third from bottom on the 16-member team log table with just 15 points from 16 matches.