Blue Eagles have asked South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Jomo Cosmos to make an offer for their captain John Banda.
The development comes in the wake of a meeting which Eagles management had with Cosmos’ local-based agent Ben Chiwaya earlier this week.
Both Eagles vice-chairperson Happy Mkandawire and Chiwaya confirmed the development yesterday.
“Cosmos have officially approached us. The indications are that they want to sign the player outright and we have asked them to make an offer and we will take it up from there,” said Mkandawire.
On his part, Chiwaya said his boss Jomo Sono, who doubles as Cosmos owner and coach, is desperate to sign Banda during the next transfer window in January.
“We still have a slot for a foreign player and Jomo’s priority is ‘CJ’ [Banda]. He believes the player has what it takes to help the team remain in the PSL,” he said.
Meanwhile, the two teams have since agreed a different mode of payment for Micium Mhone’s transfer fee following the Reserve Bank of South Africa’s delay to authorise the transaction.
Mkandawire on Tuesday confirmed that Cosmos will pay the fee through Chiwaya.
“We should sign an affidavit within the week and thereafter, Chiwaya will issue the payment. So, I can safely say that the issue has been sorted out,” said Mkandawire.
Chiwaya also confirmed the arrangement. n