Nyasa Big Bullets have said midfielder Mike Mkwate is set to return to South Africa Glad Africa Championship side Polokwane City next week.
Mkwate signed for Polokwane on a two-and-half-year deal early this year.
But the talented midfielder was not registered for last season as the two clubs had not finalised paper work before the international transfer window deadline.
The former Wizards FC player then returned home and rejoined Bullets.
However, Bullets Chief Administrator Albert Chigoga Thursday said the player would return to South Africa soon.
“Mkwate is leaving for South Africa in the first week of July. He has to return to Polokwane,” Chigoga said.
Bullets sold the midfielder to Polokwane at about K18 million, K4 million more than what Silver Strikers received for Malawi National Football Team striker Khuda Muyaba.
Mkwate scored the first goal in Bullets’ 2-1 victory over Civil Service United to cement the top spot in the TNM Super League with 45 points from 21 matches at par with second-placed Silver Strikers.
The dribbling wizard is expected to be included in the Flames’ final squad for this year’s Cosafa Cup tournament scheduled to run from July 6 to 18 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Sports analyst George Kaudza-Masina said Mkwate was capable of delivering the goods at Polokwane.
“Mkwate is a good player who has the ability to do well at his South African club,” Kaudza-Masina said.
While at Bullets, Mkwate helped the People’s Team win the Carlsberg Cup in 2017 before lifting back-to back TNM Super League titles in 2018 and 2019.
At Polokwane, Mkwate will re-unite with compatriots defender Dennis Chembezi and striker Muyaba.
Mkwate and Chembezi also played together at Wizards.
Polokwane were also interested in signing another Bullets and Flames midfielder Chimwemwe Idana but the deal did not materialise.