Kanyenda seals Nomads deal

The 34-year-old former Dwangwa United, Jomo Cosmos, Rostov FC and Polokwane City forward has penned a one and a half year deal with Be Forward Wanderers.

Essau Kanyenda has joined the Nomads following the expiry of his contract with Polokwane City.

Esau Kanyenda
Kanyenda joins Noma

Last week, South Africa’s KickOff magazine reported that Kanyenda had announced his retirement from active football by reiterating his desire to launch a coaching career in Malawi.

However, soon after putting pen to paper, Kanyenda told reporters that he is not yet done with football.

“Those were just rumours but I didn’t announce my retirement from football, I am not yet done with football and I am looking forward to helping Be Forward Wanderers succeed in the ongoing season,” he said.

Wanderers are short of strikers following lengthy injuries to Amos Bello and Peter Wadabwa.
Kanyenda is one of the most decorated strikers to have played for the Malawi national team.

He was part of the squad that made it to the 2010 African Cup of Nations in Angola. He also helped the Flames to reach the finals of Cosafa Castle Cup between 2002 and 2003.

The striker is the only Malawian player to have played in the UEFA Champions League. He featured in the competition when he was playing for Lokomotiv Moscow in Russia.



  1. Noma ikungotenga ma player a above 35 maso mphenya aqo ngotani my zaka 5 zikubwerazi, I admire silver strikers technical panel they have a vision

  2. Amalawi mukutipo chani apa mpira ndi ntchito zidane anasiya mpiri alimkulu ndimakumbuka bwino game yake yomaliza my my world cup akumwenya ndi Italy amasewa mpiri odabwitsa panalibepo amene amamaka payiye nde mkumati kanyenda ndi nkhalamba mukunama inu musiyeni amalizitse luso lake ndichisankho chake sanafunse munthu poyamba mpira anaganiza yekha nde so zosiya adzapanga yekha zinazi muchitako manyazi amalawi anzanga polankhula mkoneka mpira ukadativuta kwathu kuno timaganiza ngati team ingachite bwino mukakhara ana okha shame!

  3. Wastage Of Already Scarce Resources…How Can A Club Of Wanderers Calibre Sign A 46 Year Old Player???

    wanderers supporters FOOD FOR THOUGHT

  4. kanyenda is not 34years guys Aaa. he MUST be 40something Cox I remember when he was in form 4 @ chipoka sec xool my uncle was in form 1.now my uncle is 38

  5. Ooooowo? …So I am older than him…. Surprisingly I started hearing about him and his football when I was relatively young….koma lero ndampanga overtake ku zaka zakubadwa…. Malawian football players – always younger than everyone

  6. Pliz year 2000 he was with Malawi under 20 national team that went to Ghana though he fail to go with an injury at the eleventh hour now people like mponda have retired and Esau he still 34 shame so you mean that time he was only 16 years?

    1. Soccer my friend its about age if you cheat at junior level you fail to graduate into the senior level because of age mind you that’s why in Europeans country they have academy, so age plays a role

  7. TEAM YA NYASA BULLETS KOMASO KAMUZU BARRACKS APASIDWA CHILANGO nyasa bullets ayiuza kuti ipereke 1.5 mita chifukwa masapota awo anayambisa ziwawa pa game yao ndi silver pa civo pomwe teamyi inagonja 2 kwa 1 Ndipo kb ayilamula kuti ipereke 590 000 chifukwa team manager waoanayabkhura mau osakhara bwino pamene team yao inagonja ndi bullets mu calsbeg cup Ndipo matimuwa alamulidw kuti apereke ndalamayi asanamenye

  8. He is not the one who was saying he can’t play at local clubs because the local clubs they are only paying Mkw1000.00..yet his wife can also aford to pay him with the same amount. So Wonders is it an international club?

    1. ‘My wife can pay me K350,000’ – Kanyenda By Andrew Cane Chilapondwa January 20, 2016: The veteran Polokwane City forward was heavily linked with a move to either Big Bullets or Silver Strikers but he has completely trashed the rumours saying he is able to make the K350,000 offered to him. Speaking to a local newspaper, Esau Kanyenda, said he has no plans to play for any local side once his time at the South African club is over.Essau KanyendaKanyenda: Has slammed Malawi teams.He also added that he has been offered a job at the club once he hangs up his boots. “There is a possibility that when I retire, I will get a job (at Polokwane), so why should I blow the chance? I have also heard news that I am demanding K350 000 per month. Even if I retire now, I can be earning that money while just sitting idle and taking my kids to school. My wife can pay me that,” Kanyenda was quoted by one of the local dailies.Unconfirmed reports pin him Malawi’s richest player having plied his trade in Europe and South Africa since leaving Dwangwa United some time back. He started his professional career at Jomo Cosmos before playing for a Russian Club. Kanyenda is the only player from Malawi to have played in the UEFA Champions League. However, both Bullets and Silver have denied that they had an interest in the veteran forward.

  9. kkkkkkkk Malawi 24!! Eish!!! the other time u wrote he is 35 n now u r saying he is 34, so wch is wch? in the year 2000 he was 22, so 17 plus 22 its 39 but apapa u r saying he is 34 n 35 kkkkkkk

    1. Misinkhu ya achina Fischer kondowe iyi asatipusise kkkkkkkk Ine ndili 14 yrs iye nthawi iye nthawi imeneyo ali kuma 23, Sono pano ndagunda 30 yrs iye ndiye akakhale 34 yrs? Uya gafa perhaps

  10. everybody has the right to join any social club without being questioned after all football is acareer.Good choice Kanyenda you can still play.

  11. #Azigogo fc list ili motele H Nyirenda,J Kamwendo,P Wadabwa,R Chipuwa,F Namwera,L Malata,Kanzele,J Zakazaka,I Thindwa,E Kanyenda just mention a few.

  12. koma ndie avuta sidzinaoneke omumaka asowa ndithu achina fodya amukwanitsa ameneyu kankhobwe ali mmavuto ptolera mipira mu ukonde Eshiiiiiiii ziri season ino zikukomera wanderers basi

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