By Bernard Mhone:
The country’s transfer window may have closed on April 30 but this has not stopped Karonga United from making efforts to acquire the services of Mzuzu Warriors’ Ramadhan Mtafu.
Mtafu’s contract with Warriors is scheduled to expire in December this year.
Karonga United General Secretary, Ramsy Simwaka, said Mtafu trained with them until the suspension of sports activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Simwaka said they were impressed with his performance and have since engaged Warriors for a possible move.
“We have just been participating in the league for too long. It is now time to compete for the Super League title. We also need to win cups that are on offer. We appreciate that the player has a running contract with Warriors but he is in our plans for this season. We are optimistic that the deal will be sealed soon. Our discussions are at an advanced stage and Fam [Football Association of Malawi] is aware of the matter,” Simwaka said.
Warriors General Secretary, Donnex Chilonga, said they cannot stop the player from trying his luck with other teams.
“Indeed, Karonga enquired about Ramadhan’s services and we are talking. We do not have any problem with their interest in our player as long as they follow proper channels. We cannot block him. A player needs to be where he is happy for him to deliver,” Chilonga said.
Mtafu said he will respect the outcome of the two parties’ discussions.
Fam Transfer Matching System and Compliance Manager, Casper Jangale, said they would act on the matter when the kick off date of the 2020 season is decided.
Karonga have so far signed 11 players from TNM Super League and lower division teams.
They recently roped in Nigerian defender, Adeleke Kalawole, on a one-year deal to strengthen their defence
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