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Limbikani Mzava on Pirates’ radar

Malawi National Football Team captain Limbikani Mzava is reportedly in talks with South Africa Premier Soccer League giants Orlando Pirates on a possible move to join the Soweto outfit.

South African leading publications including The Sowetan, have linked the former Bloemfontein Celtic defender with a move from Mpumalanga Black Aces to the Buccaneers.

According to The Sowetan, new Aces boss John Comitis let slip that the 22-year-old would be joining the Buccaneers at the end of the season.

“He is going to Pirates,” Comitis told the publication when asked about the player’s future.

Speaking in a telephone interview from Mpumalanga yesterday, the former defender of defunct Escom United, confirmed holding talks with several teams in South Africa including Pirates but he is yet to consider the best move.

The future of a lot of Mpumalanga Black Aces players is not yet clear since the club was sold.

Mzava hinted that he might not move with the team to Cape Town.

“The team is in the hands of the new management and the owner is taking the club to Cape Town and according to the agreement, I will not be part of the team where they are going therefore I will see what to do. The fact is that Pirates have shown much interest to sign me and we are still negotiating, I think I will come back to you soon once we conclude the discussions,” he said.

Mzava was ruled out of Flames’ 3-0 loss to Zimbabwe in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers last Sunday due to a reported hamstring injury.

If the move materialises, Mzava will follow the footsteps of compatriots Chiukepo Msowoya and Joseph Kamwendo who also had stints with Pirates.

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