Malawi national team and Blue Eagles midfielder John Banda move to South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit Jomo has collapsed.
Cosmos have however opted to fill its remaining foreign quota by recruiting a goalkeeper during the January transfer window.
According to Cosmos’ local-based agent Ben Chiwaya, Banda “did well” during week-long trials early this month and passed the test.
Howeve, he said after careful deliberation it was decided that the transfer could not proceed because “the priority now was to sign a goalkeeper.”
The midfielder said he has been communicated by the Johannesburg-based outfit that they might consider him in the next transfer window upon off-loading some foreign players.
Banda conceded he is “disappointed” with the failed move.
He said there are other teams interested in him and a new window of opportunity might open up.
“We shall see, but of course and confident of a good move,” he told Nyasa Times.
Banda, who is police officer, is also linked to a Mozambique Club, Costa de Sol.