Loan move looms for Gerald Phiri Jnr


Malawi Flames and Bidvest Wits attacking midfielder, Gerald Phiri Jnr could be loaned to another Absa Premiership side before the end of January transfer window.

The promising Flames midfielder has not made a debut for the club since joining from Zimbabwe giants, Caps United due to work permit hitches.

It has been established that the former Be Forward Wanderers player is pushing for a short-term loan deal this month to adapt to the league.


One of the South African reputable soccer publications, www.soccerladuma, reported las t week that the club is working on securing a loan deal.

“It is expected that Phiri will be registered next season. In the meantime, however, is seeking a short-term loan away from the club,” reported the publication.

However, when contacted yesterday from South Africa, Phiri refused to comment saying his agent would be the ideal person to speak on matter.


Recently, Wits announced the signing of British striker, James Keene, raising speculations that Phiri will not be registered for the club in this transfer window.

The former Caps midfielder, joined Wits on a two-year deal after a solid performance for the Flames during the Cosafa Cup last year.

Apart from Phiri, Wits have also another Flames star, Robin Ngalande but he is on a season-long loan deal at Platinum Stars.

The 22-year old Phiri Jnr is one of the Flames reliable players under Ernest Mtawali’s rebuilding exercise. He scored a single for F lames at the Cecaf a Senior Challenge Cup in Ethiopia last year.

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