Nyasa Big Bullets defender Miracle Gabeya can now breathe a sigh of relief following South African club Highlands Park’s change of heart to get him on board during the next transfer window in August.
The development follows a meeting which Bullets chairperson Noel Lipipa had with the Premier Soccer League outfit’s management in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
Initially, Highlands Park offered the rock solid Flames centre back a two-year deal which was cancelled last month following a transfer fee controversy.
Lipipa confirmed the development in an interview from Johannesburg yesterday.
“I had a successful meeting with Highlands Park management which touched on a variety of issues, but high on the agenda was Gabeya’s botched deal.
“I explained to them what exactly transpired and they accepted to take him on board in the next transfer window.
“However, the deal has a condition to allow one of their foreign players to be loaned to us so that he can create space for Gabeya since they have already exhausted the maximum quota of [five] foreign players,” he said.
Lipipa also said they discussed the possibility of entering into a long-term partnership with Highlands Park.
Gabeya yesterday said he was yet to be officially briefed on the matter by Lipipa, “but suffice to say I appreciate his effort to make sure that the deal should materialise. I am very thankful to him.”
Highlands Park co-chairperson Larry Brookstone confirmed the development but referred The Nation to Lipipa for more details.