Civo Service United defender Nickson Mwase is reportedly close to joining Capital City rivals Silver Strikers in a K4 million deal.
Officials from both camps were reluctant to divulge information but Football Association of Malawi (Fam) Club Lincencing and Compliance Manager, Casper Jangale, confirmed the association was processing Mwase’s paperwork to complete the move.
“I have some documents from Civo Service United requesting for the transfer of the player [Mwase] to Silver. However, I am yet to finalise the paperwork,” he said.
It is not surprising that Silver have been linked with Mwase having recently released Nigerian defender Yinusa Sherrif following the expiry of his contract. Sherrif was released alongside striker Michael Tetteh.
Silver Marketing and Communications Officer David Daniel Dauda declined to comment, asking for time to consult.
Civo General Secretary Ronald Chiwaula said he was unaware of the transfer but confirmed Silver had expressed interest to sign the versatile defender.
“They [Silver] inquired about the player but the deal has not yet been finalised,” he said.
Chiwaula said they would sell the defender only with the coaching panel’s consent.
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