Silver Strikers playmaker Green Harawa is set to miss Saturday’s TNM Super League fixture against Azam Tigers as he is in Botswana attending trials.
Meanwhile, reports from Caps United in Zimbabwe say their lanky winger Gerald Phiri Junior left for South Africa on Tuesday for trials with PSL side SuperSport United.
Silver treasurer Fred Kalonga confirmed Harawa’s absence in an interview on Tuesday, saying he was invited for trials at Township Rollers in Gaborone.
“We have received offers from four top flight league clubs in Botswana, but it is Township Rollers who have financed his trip and will be the first team to assess him,” said Kalonga.
He said Township Rollers scouts spotted Harawa when Flames played Tanzania.
Kalonga said they have advised Harawa to be calm and focused.
Unlike Malawi, Botswana runs a professional league.
“It is good break for him as he has been outstanding. Of course, it is a blow to us as he was one of our key players,” he said.
Silver coach Stein Chirwa said he has reliable options in the absence of Harawa.
“We have a large squad. His absence will not affect our performance although we would have loved to have him in the squad. We wish him good luck as he seeks green pastures. I have confidence he can make it out there. He is a great hardworking player. Football is a short-term career and one has to make the best of it,” said Chirwa.
Caps United director Twine Phiri confirmed Phiri Junior’s trip to South Africa yesterday.
He said SuperSport were impressed after watching his DVD clips “and requested to have a look at him right away”.
The former Mighty Wanderers winger is enjoying a rich form at Makepekepe.
Flames assistant coach Jack Chamangwana recently hinted that the player could be considered for selection.