Flames defender Limbikani ‘Pupa’ Mzava says he is satisfied with the progress he has made at South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Bloemfontein Celtic in the first half of the 2012/2013 season.
Mzava, who arrived in the country yesterday for Christmas holidays, has made a huge impact at Celtic since he made his debut in September.
He has managed to play 11 league games and four cup matches, all as a starter, and has been the most consistent regular Malawian in the PSL as others have been on-and-off.
He has missed two recent games due to an injury that also ruled him out of yesterday’s international friendly match between South Africa and Malawi.
“It has been a wonderful four months of my life and career. It has been a good experience and I enjoyed every moment of it. I thank God for the success.
“I am not carried away for my breakthrough. I will continue working hard as this is just the beginning and there is more to come if I stay focused,” he said.
He said playing in the finals of the Telkom Knockout and ending up on the winning side was the biggest highlight.
“Winning a gold medal in my first season is not a joke. I hope for more success in the league and the Nedbank Cup,” he said.
Mzava spent the whole of last season on the sidelines as Celtic did not register him because he was still deemed to be underage.
“That period gave me strength and I patiently waited for my time to come and I have grabbed it with both hands and will not let it go,” he said.
The player is linked with a second trial stint at a French club AS Monaco in January.
He went for trials at the same club in March this year, but was not signed as he was told to improve some aspects of his game and having enjoyed game time at Celtic this season, Monaco want to reassess the player.
“My manager (Walter Mokoena) just said it in passing, but I will know the full details when I return to South Africa after holiday. But I am ready to go for trials at any club,” said Mzava.