Flames striker Frank Gabadinho Mhango says some South Africa Premier League (PSL) clubs have expressed interest to sign him on a short-term deal after severing ties with Bloemfontein Celtic.
On Monday, Celtic released the former Bullets striker with five months remaining on his contract. It followed Mhango’s decision to sign a pre-contract with another PSL outfit Bidvest Wits.
The development means the forward ace is a free agent and could sign for another club up until May before activating his Bidvest contract. If he does not secure a short term deal he will be inactive until next season.
Speaking in a telephone interview on Thursday, Mhango said his agent has informed him that he has been in touch with undisclosed PSL clubs which have expressed interest to sign him.
He, however, said his future will be sorted out once he has finalised the contract termination process at Celtic.
“I have unfinished business with Celtic. Among others, the club is supposed to pay me for the remaining months on my contract. After everything is finalised I will move on,” he said.
Flames coach Ernest Mtawali said recently that Mhango is among the players he is eyeing for call-up ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) match against Guinea in March.
Meanwhile, the striker fears that failure to find a club will jeopardise his chances of playing for the national team.
“I would like to be part of the national team’s Afcon campaign. However, I also understand that I may lose out if I am inactive in the next five months,” he said.
Former Flames midfielder John Maduka has defended Celtic’s decision to release Mhango accusing him of being unprofessional in signing for Bidvest.
Maduka, who is Celtic team manager, said: “I think he disrespected the club by not being honest that he has opted to sign for another team. He was offered a contract and he assured us that he would sign.” n