Fischer Kondowe retires from football

Nyasa Big Bullets battle-hardened winger Fischer ‘Jahman’ Kondowe has hung up his boots after a distinguished playing career spanning 22 years.

Kondowe and the People’s Team chief administration officer Albert Chigoga confirmed the development on Friday

Said Chigoga: “Fischer first approached the head coach [Kalisto Pasuwa] on his decision to retire then he approached us management on the same.

“He actually said he had no plans to extend his contract and we respect his decision.”


On whether there are plans to maintain him within the People’s Team set-up, Chigoga said: “He is our legend. We will sit down to see how best we can accommodate him.

“It could be in the technical setup, but as I said, that is something that we have to look into.”

On his part, Kondowe said: “It is true that I am retiring on the basis that they [club management] promised to offer me a job.

“So, until that offer is made, there isn’t much that I can say, suffice to say I am ready to serve the club in a different role.”

Kondowe, 43, joined Bullets in 1998 and save for the time he had stints with South African Premier Soccer League sides—Bushbucks, Black Leopards and Bloemfontein Celtic, he had been a key member of the club.

Over the years, Kondowe became an icon at the People’s Team where he is idolised by the team’s followers.