BULLETS FC have advised striker Gabadinho Mhango to skip the Confederation of Southern Africa Football Association (Cosafa) Cup to concentrate on his trials at Amazulu FC expected to wrap up on July 31.
Bullets General Secretary Higger Mkandawire said the club had advised Mhango to forego the Cosafa Cup which will be hosted by Zambia this month from July 6 to 21.
“Amazulu FC want the player to continue the trials until July 31. As Bullets FC, our position is that he should concentrate on the trials and if he is successful we will take it from there,” Mkandawire said.
The GS said the decision to withdraw the player from the Cosafa Cup was also endorsed by Mhango’s family.
“They are the ones who allowed the player to travel to South Africa for the trials and we have been in touch with them and they are also of the view that the player must try his luck in South Africa,” he said.
Mhango has already earned praise from South Africa media just a week into his trials.
Soccerladuma has reported that the player has done well in pre-season games which he has featured for Amazulu as he aims at impressing coach Craig Rosslee.
“He is still young and if you look at the way he plays then you can see that he has a great future.
I am not sure whether he will be signing or not, but he is looking good,” Soccerladuma quoted a source.
However, Football Association of Malawi has included Gabadinho in the squad that is expected to play Mozambique in an international friendly in preparation for the Cosafa Cup.
In a related development another Malawi international Lucky Malata has started trials at Bidvest Wits.
Malata started training with the team on Monday, with coach Gavin Hunt and his technical team assessing the defender who is also Flames vice captain.