By Mabvuto Kambuwe & Peter Kanjere:
South African struggling side, Polokwane City, have invited Silver Strikers forward, Khuda Muyaba, to undergo 10-day trials as they aim to bolster the squad.
The striker left the country on Sunday through Kamuzu International Airport (Kia) alongside Be Forward Wanderers defender, Chembezi Denis, who sealed a two-and-half year deal with the struggling Absa Premiership side who are 15th on the log table with 17 points from 19 games.
In an interview, Silver Chairperson, Peter Chando, confirmed that Polokwane inquired about the player recently.
“We received a message from Polokwane that they are interested in the services of the player. As a club, we can’t block his progress but proper procedures should be followed,” Chando said.
Polokwane are desperate to bolster the squad to escape relegation this season.
However, Muyaba could not be reached on his mobile phone Monday.
The development comes after Silver and Mozambican giants Costa Do Sol talks reached an advanced stage to allow the forward to move to the Mocambola side.
The club’s General Secretary, Innocent Kadammanja, confirmed the development.
“We are waiting for an agreement in terms of how the team [Costa Do Sol] will pay us otherwise it is not complete. We will get $10,000 dollars (about K7.4 million) because we did not want to be seen as if we are blocking him,” he added.
The former Moyale Barracks striker has hunger for goals and is also versatile. His strength include shooting and dribbling.
Muyaba won the TNM Super League Golden Boot award last season after scoring 21 goals. He became the first player to score more than 20 goals since 2005 in the league after Aggrey Kanyenda hammered more than 25 goals.
Meanwhile, Polokwane have reportedly completed the signing of defender [Chembezi] Denis from Be Forward Wanderers on a two-and-a-half contract.
Facilitator of the deal, Esau Kanyenda confirmed that Chembezi has since returned to South Africa to join Polokwane.
Wanderers Team Manager, Victor Maunde, Monday said they have allowed Denis to join Polokwane out of sportsmanship spirit.
“He has gone at the same transfer fee because we did not want to be seen standing in the way of the player. We had reservations because there was interference by some people who are not part of Wanderers,” Maunde said.
Peter Kanjere is a versatile Journalist currently working for Times Group as Assistant Editor for The Daily Times.
With vast experience in the industry, he is also an accomplished Sports Analyst, whose exploits in sports reporting and analysis span beyond the length and breadth of the African continent.