Zimbabwe’s Premier Soccer League (PSL) side FC Platinum are on the verge of Malawian defender Forster Namwela from Mighty Wanderers, after he impressed during a trial stint, according to Newsday.
The Mighty Wanderers skipper was one of three Malawian players who underwent trails at FC Platinum, together with Innocent Jere and Allan Kamanga.
Coach Raman Gumbo -who once had a stint in Malawi at Wanderers before going to Botswana —admitted that FC Platinum could be siging Namwela.
Yes Forster Namwela and three other Malawian players came for trials at the club where he did quite well. However, to say that we have already signed the player would be untrue.
“The actual position is I was impressed with the player and I only recommended him to the club leadership when we met and from there on, they were expected to start negotiations with his club in Malawi. Since then I haven’t had any feedback from them, but we will know in due course,” Gumbo is quoted as saying.
Mighty Wanderers vice-secretary-general Richard Kambalame says FC Platinum had agreed to pay $10 000 as transfer fee for their skipper.
Franco Ndawa coach for Wanderers even went as far as dedicating his team’s win over Big Bullets last weekend to the versatile 25-year-old defender, who he said, had played his last game for the club.
According to Newsday, FC Platinum are arguably the best organised Premiership club and probably one of the best managed football teams on the continent.