Kangwa move un­cer­tain

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo Se­nior Sports Re­porter

STAR player Bruce Kangwa’s move to cash flush Tan­za­nian side Azam looks un­cer­tain af­ter Bu­l­awayo gi­ants High­landers de­manded twice the fig­ure the Tan­za­ni­ans of­fered for his ser­vices.

This could re­sult in Kangwa leav­ing as a free agent in De­cem­ber when his con­tract ex­pires.

Azam re­port­edly of­fered to buy Kangwa for $25,000 and of­fered him $20,000 as his sign­ing on fees, but ne­go­ti­a­tions broke down yes­ter­day be­tween Kangwa’s agent Ge­orge Deda, who had driven to Bu­l­awayo from Harare for the talks, and the club. Bosso re­port­edly want $50,000. High­landers’ chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Ndu­miso Gumede could not be drawn to com­ment on the break­down of talks, only saying they had not en­gaged Azam.

“We have not started ne­go­ti­a­tions. All we have are deal­ings with their agent Deda. We ex­pected him (Kangwa) by the end of the week, but we now ex­pect him on Tues­day as we have been made to be­lieve that they are fly­ing to Dubai,” said Gumede.

Deda con­firmed last night that ne­go­ti­a­tions had started, but the fig­ures were far and wide.

Be­sides the $20,000 sign­ing on fee, the lead­ing Cas­tle Lager Premier Soc­cer League goal scorer has re­port­edly been of­fered a salary of $5,000 per month.

He has al­ready agreed per­sonal terms with the Tan­za­ni­ans whose own­ers have busi­ness in­ter­ests in Zim­babwe. The club also owns its own tele­vi­sion sta­tion.

To ex­pe­dite his move to Tan­za­nia, Kangwa, who is owed close to $7,500 in sign­ing on fees plus win­ning bonuses by Bosso, had agreed to write off the debt as well as the 10 per­cent which he is en­ti­tled to from his move.

With the player turn­ing 29 soon and his con­tract run­ning out in De­cem­ber, there is a dan­ger of him leav­ing as a free agent in De­cem­ber.

Mil­ton Ncube and Peter “Rio” Moyo left Bosso as free agents af­ter the Bu­l­awayo gi­ants al­legedly turned down a sub­stan­tial amount from South African side AmaZulu at a time the two players’ con­tracts were left with two months.

Bruce Kangwa poses for a photo with a team mate in Zanz­ibar

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