Passport hitches has ended South Africa second tie side, Black Leopards’ interest on Civil Service United Striker, Christopher Jacama Kumwembe.
The Club told Civil Service United that they would be able to assess their striker as he too late for the trials as their foreign quota is full.
The statement reads, “Due to delays of Christopher’s passport, as a club we also went out to look for other possible options. We got a striker from Zambia who is currently undergoing assessment with our team.
“We only have one slot for foreign based players. Therefore, we don’t want have any further complications.”
Kumwembe was supposed to travel to South Africa for trails some weeks ago but failed to do so as he had no proper travel documents.
Malawi was hit by technical hitches that forced the department of Immigration and Citizenship services to stop issuing passport to travellers.
Kumwembe got his passport on Monday but it was too late as his opportunity was off.
Meanwhile, Former Flames Striker, Essau “Black Mamba ” Kanyenda has faulted Civil Service United officials saying they could have done something in facilitating the players’ travel documents in time as the opportunity Sometimes comes once in life.
Kanyenda said, “Civil Service FC officials, I believe could have done better on this. why didn’t they engage other stakeholders for the speedy processing of the traveling documents for their striker?” Asked Kanyenda.
“Sometimes these opportunities comes once in a life style and if you miss it a player may end up playing in our local league for the rest of his life,” added Kanyenda.
Football commentator, Christian Kaundo said the development is pathetic to our Football history in the country.
“The immigration department is sleeping on duty. Just imagine , a player failing to undergo trials because of passport issues that’s very pathetic. Do you think in other countries these kind of things happen ?
“It shows like we’re not serious in development of sports. This player was supposed to sort out his passport issues immediately after being approved by the club.
“This incident is similar to that of Gomezani Chirwa of Nyasa Big Bullets who did didn’t take part in CoSAFA tournament because of the same scenario,” said Kaundo.
He will now shift his focus to Super League as he has scored for goals for his team this season.