ZPC Kariba forward Talent Chawapiwa is yet to put pen to paper to seal a move to FC Platinum as he holds out for a possible move to South Africa, it has emerged.
BY MUKUDZEI CHINGWERE
Recent reports had suggested that the 24-year-old had already signed a three-year contract with the platinum miners after a solid season at ZPC Kariba, in which he scored five goals playing as wingback.
However, Standardsport understands that while the speedy forward agreed personal terms with FC Platinum, he is still holding on as he prefers a move down south.
FC Platinum media liaison officer Chido Chizondo confirmed the latest developments, but could not divulge what was delaying the move.
“He is on our radar and we want him to be part of us next season. We have agreed terms for the transfer, but he is yet to put pen to paper,” she said.
“There are a few technical issues which are still holding the deal. If they are addressed then he might complete the move.”
Chawapiwa was one of the star performers this year in the local Premiership and was a surprise omission from the 11 best players of the season.
However, his exploits did not go unnoticed, with Norman Mapeza determined to form a lethal combination between the Kariba-based player and Marshall Mudehwe.
Sources close to the player confirmed that he was on a trial stint with an unspecified club in South Africa, which was the reason for the delay in the supposed transfer.
The miners, who finished second behind title winners CAPS United, are also reportedly chasing Dynamos midfielder Brett Amidu to add competition to their already star-studded midfield.