Desperation to play professional football has for a month kept Silver Striker forward Binwell Katinji knocking door to door for trials at southern Africa clubs, this time the striker is in e-Swatini.
After failing to clinch a deal with South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit Highlands Park and National First Division side Uthongathi FC, Katinji’s agent Prince Jere has sent the player to Swaziland to try his luck at that country’s top league side Malanti Chiefs.
Jere in an interview yesterday said he secured trials for Katinji in Swaziland because the transfer window in lower South Africa league is shut.
“He arrived this week and he will start training tomorrow [Friday],” he said.
Silver Strikers general secretary Thabo Chakaka-Nyirenda said he was not aware that Katinji was in Swaziland.
“Last week, we asked him to come back and we were expecting him to return home as soon as possible. It is news to us that he has gone for another trial,” he said.
Meanwhile, Chakaka-Nyirenda has said they would welcome him to the club’s ranks despite the fact that he has been de-registered from the Bankers’ list of Super League players.
“He is still our player despite that we did not include him on the list of players that we registered in the second round. If he comes back and we feel that he is competitive in training, we may re-register him,” he said.