Chikoti Chirwa signs for Polokwane City

Chikoti Chirwa

Flames midfielder Chikoti Chirwa has joined South African second-tier league side Polokwane City from Red Lions, Low Profile Malawi has learnt.

This follows his impressive performance when he was undergoing trials at the club, a few weeks ago.

The defending midfielder joins his fellow Malawians, striker Khuda Muyaba, defender Dennis Chembezi and midfielder Mike Mkwate at the club.

According to reports, the South African club is targeting more players from Malawi. Meanwhile, they are eyeing Big Bullets captain Chimwemwe Idana and Mighty Wanderers pacey forward in the name of Yamikani Chester.

Football loving Malawians have described Chirwa`s move as a good one for the Flames considering the good quality of football in the rainbow nation as compared to Malawi.

Sports presenter and commentator Emmanuel Harry of Blantyre Synod radio said, Chikoti`s exposure to South African football will help to reinforce his confidence ahead of the African Cup of Nations. 

“This is good news for Malawi football. His exposure to international football will help him to strengthen his confidence as the Flames are preparing for African Cup of Nations,” said Harry

However some football loving Malawians have argued that it is not impressive for the cream of Malawi football to be playing in lower leagues.

Football analyst Paul Kamuyambeni said, “Our players should aim high, we are sick and tired of having our national team materials opting for lower leagues.”

Meanwhile, a few Malawian players who are playing outside the country are plying their respective trades with small teams.