Kamuzu Barracks (KB) FC general secretary Steve Kakuza says they are treating with caution news that midfielder Chikoti Chirwa has passed trials at South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) club Amazulu FC.
According to the player’s agent Prince Jere, the 27-year-old Flames midfielder has struck a one-year deal with the PSL bottom-placed outfit, but has been loaned out to a National First Division (NFD) side Royal Eagles for five months because Amazulu’s foreign quota is currently full.
Kakuza yesterday confirmed receipt of e-mails from Eagles and Jere about the development, but said the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) is suspicious because it is yet to get communication from Amazulu.
“If indeed Chirwa has passed trials, Amazulu should be the first to inform us about the deal and not Eagles or the agent as is the case at present,” he said. “We will follow up the issue with Amazulu and consult before we can accept the news.”
But Jere yesterday insisted that Chirwa has secured the Amazulu deal.
“He has clinched a one-year deal with Amazulu, but because their foreign quota is full, they have decided to loan him out to Eagles for the next five months,” he said.
“All the necessary documentation is being processed.”
Meanwhile, there is conflict between KB and fellow military outfit Zomba-based Red Lions over the ownership of the Flames midfielder. Lions argue that they loaned him out to KB and he is expected back ahead of the 2020 TNM Super League while KB say Chirwa belongs to them.