Northern Region-based TNM Super League side Karonga United is working towards signing former Mighty Wanderers defender Eric Atsigah, who is a free agent after terminating his contract with the Lali Lubani Road outfit.
The versatile Ghanaian was scheduled to return to his native country but Karonga have moved quickly to seek his services in a bid to bolster their defence.
Karonga General Secretary Ramsey Simwaka described Atsiga as a good defender who would greatly help the team defensively.
“There has not been any concrete agreement so far but we have made our offer. We are just hoping that he will accept it,” Simwaka said.
If the move materialises, Atsigah will reunite with Oscar Kaunda, who was assistant coach at the Nomads and is now with Karonga in the same capacity.
Kaunda resigned at Wanderers, claiming he wanted to look after his sick mother in the lakeshore district Atsigah terminated his deal with the Nomads, saying they had failed to meet contractual obligations.
However, Atsigah’s manager Zachariah Nyirenda insisted his player is going for holiday in the West African country.
“I do not know anything about Karonga for now. What is pre-occupying our minds at present is arranging logistics for him to go back to Ghana,” Nyirenda said.
Atsigah joined Wanderers from defunct Masters Security in August 2019 but struggled to break into Nomads’ first 11.
While at Masters, the Ghanaian, who can play as a defender or midfielder, helped the club win the defunct Carlsberg Cup after beating the Nomads 5-4 on post-match penalties following a 1-1 stalemate in regulation time.
In that season, Masters finished fourth in the TNM Super League with 42 points, above fifth-placed Civo Service United on goal difference.
Other Masters Security players who joined Wanderers are Babatunde Adepoju, Vincent Nyangulu, Juma Yatina and Francis Mkonda.