Malawi National Football Team and Red Lions midfielder Chikoti Chirwa has suffered a huge blow after South Africa National First Division side Polokwane City FC cancelled his proposed contract with the club.
This follows Chirwa’s failure to seal the two-and-a-half year deal in time because of his involvement with the Flames at the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon.
Lions Media Officer Joy Khakona said they have been notified that Polokwane cancelled the deal as Chirwa did not travel to South Africa to finalise the deal in good time.
“It is sad that Chikoti’s deal has been called off. Red Lions management did everything possible to help the player complete the deal. I do not because the player was with the national team in Cameroon and, as such, they should have given him a grace period,” Kakhona said. understand what went wrong
Chirwa’s representative, Steve Madeira, said he was at pains to explain to the player that his deal had been cancelled as the player was on national duty.
“Polokwane were looking for a midfielder and were eager to sign Chikoti. The problem was that he did not get clearance from his club to go and sign for Polokwane. All the papers to do with the transfer were processed,” he said.
The former Mighty Wanderers Team Manager said Chirwa might sign for another National First Division side University of Pretoria.
“Despite this sad development, there is still an opportunity for the player as another club, University of Pretoria, has expressed interest in signing him,” Madeira said.
Polokwane offered the Lions captain a deal following successful trials in November last year.
If the deal had materialised, Chirwa could have joined three compatriots namely Khuda Muyaba, Chembezi Dennis and Mike Mkwate at Polokwane.