Newly promoted South Africa Premier Soccer League side, Jomo Cosmos, are closing in on the Flames’ mercurial midfielder Micium Mhone, his club Blue Eagles has confirmed.
Eagles’ general secretary Ackis Muwanga yesterday said Cosmos owner JomoSono wrote them this week offering the ever-busy winger an outright contract. Mhone is in scintillating form for club and country.
“Subject to procedures with management, the transfer could be finalised soon. It will be the first time that we will be releasing a player to a foreign team; hence, management is looking at all legal implications. It has to be established if unpaid leave option is still there,” Muwanga said yesterday.
Mhone led the Flames’ attack in a 1-2 loss to Zimbabwe and last month packed a Man-of-Match Award when the Flames beat South Africa 5-4 on post-match penalties at the 2015 Cosafa Cup in North West Province in the Rainbow Nation.
Mhone, who is a constable at Area 30, was yesterday hopeful that his employers, Malawi Police Service (MPS), would eventually release him if Cosmos follow all the procedures.
“I have been waiting for such an opportunity. When signing a contract with the club, there were assurances that the club would be able to release us on an unpaid leave,” said the Lilongwe Area 30 police officer.
Cosmos local scout Ben Chiwaya was elusive when The Nation sought confirmation yesterday, but South African online football website Sport24 quoted him as confirming the move.
“Coach Jomo was happy with how the player performed against Zimbabwe and we are working on him going to South Africa. But you should know that he is a police officer and right channels should be followed to let him play,” Chiwaya told. www.sport24.