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