South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit Jomo Cosmos has made a U-turn in registering Blantyre United Strike Muhamad Sulumba for this season.
The team has since said it is planning to loan him back to his former club up to the next transfer window which will open in January 2016.
Speaking in an interview with one of the local daily papers in the country, Cosmos Owner and coach Jomo Sono said the U-turn is as result of the failure by one of their foreign players to acquire a permanent resident permit (PRS).
What happened was that one of our players applied for a PRS having spent the required period here, but due to some technicalities, it wasn’t approved.
“Now, that has put us in a tight situation because we are supposed to register five foreigners, but now we have six—two Zimbabweans, two from that side [Malawi], one from Burundi and the other from Cote d’ Ivore, and that meant we had to shelve the registration of one of them,” he was quoted in the Nation Newspaper as saying.
Commenting on Micium Mhone, Sono said the club will register him.
Meanwhile Malawi-sports understands that the club is yet to pay transfer fees for both players estimated to be around K28 million [K15 million for Mhone and K12 million for Sulumba].