A window of opportunity has opened for Nyasa Big Bullets striker Hassan Kajoke who has been invited to attend trials at South Africa DStv Premiership outfit Cape Town City.
The club wants Kajoke to attend two-week trials at the club starting next week, according to a letter addressed to Bullets which we have seen.
Cape Town City’s interest follows Kajoke’s recent form which has seen the striker narrowing the gap between him and the TNM Super League top scorer Maxwell Gasten Phodo to two goals after netting 10 goals.
However, the trials come at a time when the striker is with the Malawi national football team preparing for Cosafa Cup.
The Flames are expected to leave for South Africa this Sunday for the tournament to be held in Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth.
Bullets have since written Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to excuse the player so that he can undergo the trials.
FAM competitions and communications director Gomezgani Zakazaka confirmed having received the letter from Bullets and said they will respond to the club.
He said: “As of now we do not know which players the technical panel has picked for the Cosafa Cup. We will wait until the coach releases his final squad before we can respond to Bullets.
“But my personal opinion is that the tournament is in South Africa, so why not let the club use the tournament to have a better look at him in action in a competitive match.”
Though formed in the 1960s, Cape Town City started making a mark on the South Africa domestic scene in 2016 when businessperson and former professional soccer player John Comitis bought the franchise rights of the now defunct Mpumalanga Black Aces F.C.
The same year they won Telkom Knockout Cup after defeating SuperSport United 2–1 in the final.
While in 2017, they finished as MTN 8 runners-up and went on to win the cup in 2018.