Nyasa Big Bullets striker, Chiukepo Msowoya, is once again on his way back home after failing to clinch an instant contract with South Africa Absa Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit, Bloemfontein Celtic.
The only consolation for Msowoya is that Celtic have, through Malawian team manager, John Maduka, promised to recall the striker, who also had unsuccessful trials at Bidvest Wits and in Jordan last year.
“Everybody, including the chairperson of the team, was impressed with his performance. He is now a matured person and he showed some great quality during the short period,” Maduka explained.
“The coach had a chat with him, and he said let us not make a decision now without seeing much of him because it would be unfair to the player and the club.”
Maduka also said the technical panel had little time [two weeks] to assess Msowoya because they were mostly involved with the main team’s preparations for PSL games.
Msowoya’s South Africa-based manager, Martin Sekati, Tuesday confirmed that the player would be recalled in May.
“Chances are 150 percent that they will sign him in May. The problem is that they cannot use him now as there is only two months remaining before the end
of the season in South Africa. I am actually going to see the CEO so that we can sign a pre-contract,” Sekati said.
The club earmarked Msowoya as Frank Gabadinho Mhango’s replacement, but eventually filled its foreign quota by signing two strikers, Fiston Abdoul (Burundian] and Julius Linkontsane.
Msowoya return to Bullets this week for pre-season training. The former Orlando Pirates striker was hoping to return to the PSL a difficult spell at Pirates in 2011 before he was loaned out to Platinum Stars.
He finished as 2015 TNM Super League top scorer with 14 goals alongside Innocent Bokosi of Red Lions. Msowoya played a pivotal role as Bullets retained the league title.
The forward also played for Karonga United and Escom United in the Super League, APR FC in Rwanda and Costa do Sol in Mozambique.