South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Bloemfontein Celtic coach has hailed defender and Malawi nternational Limbikani Mzava who has joined Mpumalanga Black Aces.
Mzava – who made 18 appearances for Celtic this season – turned down an offer to have his contract renewed at Celtic and went on to sign a pre-contract with the Black Aces.
He is expected to sign a three year long term deal.
“He is leaving alongside other two players Joel Mogorosi and Mogogi Gabonamong whose contracts expired” Celtic coach Clinton Larsen told Kick-Off magazine.
The Celtic coach said he did not want Mzava to leave but the club had to respect his decision.
“With Mzava, we never wanted him to leave, but he had already made up his mind after starting the season mostly sitting on the bench” Larsen said.
“It is painful to lose diligent players, but again we really welcome their modest manner in accepting the decision taken. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors” he said of Mzava and other players leaving the club.
Mzava turned down an offer from Celtic to have his contract renewed in favour of a move to Aces.
The Malawian defender was during the previous transfer window linked with a move to Ajax Cape Town.
Mpumalanga Black Aces boss Mario Morfou confirmed Mzava is their new signing.
“Yes, he [Mzava] has signed a contract with us,” he told Kick-Off.
Meanwhile, all Malawian players plying their trade in South Africa can afford a smile as their clubs remain in the top league.
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