Contracts for all the three Malawian players plying their trade in the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL)—Limbikani Mzava, Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango and RobertNg’ambi—are due for expiry.
The trio’s deals expire at almost the same time next month when the curtain for the current season in the rainbow nation, will be brought down.
Mzava, who is also Flames captain, said he is weighing options as there are a number of openings.
“My contract is coming to an end and there are quite a
number of teams that have shown interest, including beyond the boarders.
“My priority though is to play overseas and I am just waiting to hear from my agent who is working on that. Otherwise apart from that possibility, my current team Lomontiville Golden Arrows is also keen to further extend my contract.
“So, I am not in a hurry. I will be patient unto we wind up the remaining four games to determine which option would best suit me,” he said.
Mzava extended his contract by a year last year after Abafana Bes’thende exercised a one-year option.
Gabadinho was not available for comment, but one of South Africa’s dailies, The Citizen, last week reported that the Flames forward is frustrated by lack of game time at Bidvest Wits “and is looking to move”.
Early this year, he was quoted by www.kickoff.com that: “For me, it’s all about playing games. What I’m saying is that for me it is all about playing games—that’s all what matters for me. Of course, as a player, I miss playing games.”
Gabadinho has scored two goals for Wits in nine games in the 2018/19 season, leaving his future at the club hanging in the balance. He had unsuccessful trials at Portuguese top-flight league side Vitoria Setubal last year.
The pacy forward suffered an injury last season which kept him out of action and led to his loss of place in coach Gavin Hunt’s starting line-up.
He joined Wits from Golden Arrows and helped the Clever Boys win their first league title and the
MTN 8 Cup, before falling down the pecking order at the Milpark club after recovering from his injury.
On his part, Ng’ambi, who turns out for Black Leopards, said: “We will see what comes up after we finish the games next month, otherwise everyone’s focus now is on the remaining games to see how we will wind up.”
His contract extension also has an extension option.
The veteran midfielder joined Leopards on a short-term deal early this year after a mutual termination of his contract with Platinum Stars who were relegated to the National First Division (NFD).
Out of the three, only Mzava has
enjoyed regular game time this season.
Apart from the trio, there are also three other Malawians—Joseph Kamwendo, Atusaye Nyondo and Gerald Phiri Jnr—who play for second-tier NFD league sides.
Kamwendo and Nyondo turn out for Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila while Phiri plays for Ajax Cape Town