Yet another window of opportunity has opened up for revitalised Nyasa Big Bullets and Flames hitman Chiukepo Msowoya in South Africa where he has been invited for trials at Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Bloemfontein Celtic.
Chiukepo and Celtic’s Malawian team manager John Maduka on Friday confirmed the development, saying he is scheduled to fly out of the country today.
The development comes days after the Bloemfontein-based outfit terminated diminutive Malawian forward Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango’s contract, following his move to sign a pre-contract with Bidvest Wits.
“I can confirm that we have invited Chiukepo for trials based on his current vein of form both at club and national level.
“We have been in touch with him and we are expecting him tomorrow [today]. His trials will start on Monday and we will assess him for a week or two,” said Maduka in an interview from South Africa.
Maduka said they are hoping that Chiukepo will make the grade and be offered a contract.
“He has always been a prolific striker even the time he was here at Orlando Pirates, it was just unfortunate that things did not go well,” he said.
On his part, Chiukepo said: “I leave everything in the hands of God. The almighty God is great.” while Bullets chairperson Sam Chilunga said he was not aware of the trip.
Last year, Chiukepo also had unsuccessful trials at Bidvest Wits in South Africa and in Lebanon.
After a slump in form in Mozambique, Chiukepo returned home early last year to revive his career at Bullets where he inspired them to the 2015 TNM Super League honours and was named Player of the Season. He was also joint Golden Boot Award winner.