James Chilapondwa hangs his boots this season

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Malawi super league champions Big Bullets midfielder, has announced that he will retire from active football at the end of the 2015 soccer season.

James Chilapondwa

Chilapondwa: Retires from football at the end of this season.

The 31 year-old announced the decision this afternoon after his team’s 2-0 win over Fisd Wizards at Kamuzu Stadium.

Chilapondwa started playing for Big Bullets in 2003 before leaving the club for Young Africans of Tanzania soon after the 2004/2005 league season.

He has six international caps to his name and once played for Escom United before returning to Bullets in 2012.

The midfield legend made more than 300 appearance for Bullets and after announcing his retirement he spoke of his “immense pride, sadness and excitement” over his career with Malawi’s finest club.

“Everything comes to an end and that’s why I will be retiring at the end of the season. I have won everything with the club and it’s time to pave way for others. I would like to thank all Big Bullets fans, my family and all Malawians for the support they rendered during my playing days,” said Chilapondwa.

He added: “For me, today is a new chapter filled with many emotions. Bullets fans I hope will share and echo my belief that the club, the management and my fellow players will continue working hard in order to continue succeeding in the upcoming seasons.”

*Additional reporting by Chikondi Magalasi

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81 Comments

  1. kkkk ma player aku Malawi! to be honest mmmm he can’t be at 31! if yes then why so soon!! look at those players out side Malawi they stop playing even at 39-40! anyway its his decision but he can’t be at 31!!!!!!.ndie paliso wina ku bb konko adzaname ndidzamutsutsa!

  2. Zakazo ndemukunama gys gogo ngati ameneyo munganene kuti ali ndizaka 31 mhuu koma tangovomeleza mwakula basi…zaka zanu ndikuma 38

  3. Musalimbane ndi dzaka zake. Kwa ine ndi chisankho cha bwino, enanu munakakhala osewela ngat iyeyu bwez mukumat mudzafa mukumenya mpila. Waigwila kaone zina.

  4. Kaya akubisa zaka kaya akunena zoona izo ndi zake. But its a fact kuti wagwila ntchito yake mnyamatayu. Zosiilana izi

  5. Aaaaa!!!! kunama kwenikweni Ameneyu Alindi 40 not za 31zanuzo.oky any way but he make a gd decision,which means know ikufu na kusitha team eeet!! zikhala bwino cz zinawonjeza team yonse kungozaza ndi Madala okha okha iyiiii!!!,mwina Season ikubwelayi m’kuwonako Bullets ya Achinyamata.

  6. maplayer apa malawi ndie ameneo munthu alindidzaka 31 koma anvekere akupuma kupempha kusauka kumeneko vuto lamunthu wapamalawi ndilimenelo tidzakala osaukabe mpaka muyaya basi munthu pomwe zinthu zikuyenda ndipomwe akunyozera ngakhale wa Geni akaona kuti mpamba wake wakwera matsiku opita kunsika amawachepetsa ndizinthu zazing’ono pamene amakokera koma anali daily kukayala malonda ake shem

  7. saint carzola is also 31, bt he z still playing acculate football, u cant retire football with 31 years ndwamkulu ameneyu he must be fourty smthing years

  8. eish malawi kumabisa dzaka bwanji? i played with this guy galamilo league i was playing under 14 back then he was playing under 17 we both played same team but different levels guess what now he is playing in south africa akuti ali ndi 28 k k k k k k k pomwe ine soon i wl be 29 K K K KOMATU NTHAWIYO ANALI OVER 18YEARS POMWE INE 14YEARS

  9. Congratulations wachibale from all the way at Jalo to where you are today. Football all through. I hope you have something to say to earn a living.