Tawonga Chimodzi signs for top Greek side

Forgotten Flames midfielder Tawonga Chimodzi has landed a two-year deal at Greek top league outfit side Athlitikos Omilos Platania.
Chimodzi, who is former Flames coach Young Chimodzi Snr’s son, was unveiled by Platanias chairperson Manolis Mathioulakis on Monday after signing him from second-tier Greece outfit Iraklis Psachna as a free agent, announced the club’s website.
Chimodzi was quoted by www.fcplatanias.gr as saying: “It is an honour to fight in the colours of Plataniasu. After two years in the Greece Football League I made an important step by signing for a  Super League team. Platanias are a good team and I think I can offer her a lot. I look forward to good cooperation with colleagues and achieve common goals.”
Chimodzi, who stands at 1.85 metres,  moved to Greece in 2013 from Santos in South Africa where he signed from Silver Strikers eight years ago.
His last Flames call-up in 2013, an unused substitute in a 2014 World Cup qualifier in Nigeria. The Greece league starts in August with pre-season on July 3.
Flames caretaker coach Ernest Mtawali hailed Chimodzi’s exploits, saying it is not easy to impress a top league club in Europe.
“Signing for the top team shows that Tawonga has made his mark there,” said Mtawali.
Chimodzi joins six other Malawian players to have graced top leagues overseas, namely Kennedy Malunga (Belgium), Mtawali (France and Argentina), John Maduka (Norway), Esau Kanyenda (Russia) and Joseph Kamwendo (Denmark).


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