Nyasa Big Bullets wonderboy Mike Mkwate left the country yesterday for Zambia to undergo trials with that country’s top-flight league side Buildcon FC.
Bullets director of administration Albert Chigoga yesterday said initially, Mkwate was supposed to be accompanied by new-signing forward Peter Banda.
He said Mkwate will be on trials with the Ndola-based outfit for a week.
“He was supposed to leave with Peter, but there have been some last-minute changes,” he said.
Chigoga said the Zambian team spotted the two players when they were on national duty with the Under-23 side which faced the Junior Chipolopolo last week in joint 2020 Olympic and Under-23 Afcon qualifiers.
In a brief interview before departure, Mkwate said he is ready for the trials.
“This could be a stepping stone for bigger things in my career, so yes, I am excited and looking forward to impress,” he said.
The diminutive playmaker has of late been the conductor of Bullets’ orchestra with his sublime.
Meanwhile Chigoga has confirmed sealing Banda’s move to the People’s Team.
“He has signed a one-year contract. So, I can confirm that he is our player,” he said.
Banda, who previously played for Under-20 side Griffin Young Stars, will follow inthe footsteps of his father, the late Chikondi Banda, who also starred for the People’s Team at the turn of the millennium.
His manager Griffin Saenda Jnr, who is also his uncle, confirmed the move in an interview yesterday. n