Blue Eagles soften up on John Banda, Schumacher Kuwali Mozambique deals
TNM Super League side Blue Eagles say they will allow Flames captain John Banda and attacker Schumacher Kuwali to extend their deals with Mozambican giants UD Songo.
Both Banda and Kuwali are police officers whose one-year contracts with Songo are expected to expire in December
Eagles vice General Secretary Williams Nkhoma said they will allow the players to negotiate their contracts.
“Fifa Covid-19 response directed that in these events clubs and players whose contracts are expiring need to negotiate for a possible extension until the end of the season,” Nkhoma said.
“The players have a say on how their contract will proceed. The Fifa rules are not arbitrary per se but try to balance up the interest of the player and his club.”
Just like in Malawi, football faces uncertain future in Mozambique as that government is also yet to ease restrictions following the pandemic.
But Banda who is linked with Glad Africa championship side TS Sporting in South Africa, said his deal will expire by the end of this year.
“I have few months left on my contract which means I can start talking to another club. Songo are silent on extending the deals but we will see what happens in the next three months,” he said.
On his part, Kuwali who returned to Mozambique in January after a good performance with Eagles last season, said it was frustrating period following suspension of football.
“It is a frustrating year for us as we are idle but we have no choice as Covid-19 has grounded us. We are waiting for communication from Mozambique,” Kuwali said.
Apart from Banda and Kuwali, Songo also have Frank Banda-brother to CJ. Last season, Songo finished second in the Mocambola League.