South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Mamelodi Sundowns is reported to be chasing Flames blossoming defender Limbikani ‘Pupa’ Mzava’s signature.
The development comes barely a week after international media reports that English Premiership side Chelsea is also closely following his progress with the aim of inviting him for trials.
South African leading soccer newspaper, Soccer Laduma, reported in its latest edition that Sundowns are seriously interested in the tough-as-a-teak Malawian defender who has one year left on his contract with Bloemfontein Celtic.
However, Mzava expressed ignorance on Sundowns interest in a telephone interview from Bloemfontein on Thursday.
“I have also just read in the paper, but no one has officially approached me, not even my manager [Walter Mokoena].
“So, for now, I am just treating it as mere rumours and in absence of any official communication, I am afraid I cannot comment as I am still contracted to Celtic,” he said.
Sundowns’ Malawian scout Ernest Mtawali, who is also Flames assistant coach, could also neither confirm nor deny his team’s interest in the player.
“But suffice to say I wouldn’t be surprised because Mzava is enjoying a consistent rich vein of form,” said Mtawali from Johannesburg.
However, Celtic’s Malawian team manager John Maduka told Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) that he would love if Mzava’s next destination would be overseas.
“As of now, the reports are just rumours, but looking at his current form, it would be good if he made a move to Europe, but that would be all up to him as a player,” said the former Flames skipper.