Escom United appear the favourites to win the race for the signature of midfielder Jacob Ngwira who recently left South Africa National First Division side Carara Kicks.
Bullets general secretary Higger Mkandawire was quoted by Wednesdayâ€™s edition of The Nation as confirming interest in the Flames midfielder who left Carara alongside defender Sankhani Mkandawire at the end of their contracts last month.
In the latest development, Escom general secretary Richard Samba on Tuesday evening said they had held preliminary talks with Ngwira on the prospect of resigning him.
“Carara have closed shop and they were yet to pay us R70 000 (K2.4 million at current exchange rate of K35 to R1) balance of his transfer fees. They paid R50 000 (K1.7 million) only and we will be asking FAM to get his clearance from South Africa,” Samba said.
In an informal interview last week in Blantyre, Ngwira, who was part of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations squad in Angola, confirmed that he was pressing for his clearance from South Africa.