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Warriors’ general manager Mpandare praises Nakamba move to Luton

Warriors’ general manager Wellington Mpandare has said Warriors midfielder Marvelous Nakamba’s recent move to Championship side Luton FC from Aston Villa is “a good move” adding “there is more to this move than what people see and think.”

Nakamba beat the transfer deadline day on Tuesday to complete a six months loan deal to Luton after he was openly told by Villa manager Unai Emery he was free to leave the club.

Emery’s remarks came after Nakamba fell down the pecking order in Villa’s midfield department which consists of Douglas Luiz, Jacob Ramsey, John McGinn and Villa’s summer signing Boubacar Kamara who arrived from French club Olympique Marseille.

Wellington Mupandare (Picture by Soccer24)
Wellington Mupandare (Picture by Soccer24)

Commenting on the 29-year-old’s new move, the national teams general manager Mpandare told NewsDay, “he was yet to feature for Villa this season and he only made cut to the match day squad nine times out of 19.

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“It’s a very good move for Marve, which has got my full blessing. There is more to this move than what people see and think.

“Unfortunately, I cannot divulge all the details to the Press, but people should know that Marve [Nakamba] made a brilliant move in terms of his career development and of course for his personal life.

“This is a chance for him to restart his career. For some reason, things were not moving well for him at Villa so this is a chance for him to get some game time which is the most important thing for a footballer and to market himself.

“His talents are undoubted and it’s just a matter of time before Villa or another league team realizes and get him. He still has a lot to offer and I’m sure he will do well.

“The other positive thing from his move is he is linking up with Muskwe and it’s good for the national team. It gives them a chance to bond for the next six months.

“Also remember Luton are not very far in the championship race, so who knows, maybe he will help the team get promoted into the EPL and it will be easy for them to make his loan move permanent.”

Nakamba could play his first match in Luton colours on Saturday when the club plays former Premier League side Stoke City in a league encounter.