Flames captain Limbikani Mzava is still feeling hard done by his agent after failing to secure for him a European move.
Mzava disclosed to sowetanlive.co.za how he came close to joining a European club before ending up at South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Highlands Park.
The former Bloemfontein Celtic and Golden Arrows defender implied his agent, whom he refused to name, was the reason the move never materialised.
“I had an option to go overseas, but it did not happen … you know this thing of working with agents.
“I had many offers from Europe; I cannot mention the names of the clubs but they are from Turkey and Holland . I was supposed to go [there],” Mzava told The Sowetan.
“Most of the clubs wanted to sign me upon the expiry of my [Golden] Arrows contract, it eventually happened that I am a free agent, but that’s where I say this thing of working with agents is not helping at times.”
According to Transfermarket website, Mzava is represented by LME Football Agency, owned by Mertkan Öndel.
The agency also has the likes of SuperSport United’s Evans Rusike and Thabo Rakhale of Chippa United, among others.
Nevertheless, Mzava hasn’t thrown in the towel yet on an overseas switch.
The 25-year-old centre-back aims to use this season with Highlands as a stepping stone to his dream move.
“I am still looking forward to playing overseas and I am hoping that it will happen in future, especially if I do well at Highlands.
“I want to work extra hard this season and maybe by next season I can finally get a move to Europe . The door is still open.”
Having limped off the field in their 1-0 MTN8 first round win over Orlando Pirates last month, the towering defender is close to returning to action having resumed serious training last week. “I am getting there and hopefully I should be available for selection soon… I can’t wait,” he said in an interview with Weekend Nation on Friday.