Two clubs from South Africa are set to do battle for Zambian midfielder Larry Bwalya who plays his club football for Simba SC in the Tanzanian league. The interest of the two clubs was revealed by African media publication Kickoff. The two teams in question are AmaZulu and Kaizer Chiefs.
Both AmaZulu and Chiefs need to consider the Premier Soccer League (PSL) rules in their bid to sign Bwalya from Simba SC of Tanzania. According to the rules governing the PSL, clubs can’t register more than five foreign clubs. To this effect, it might be difficult for the aforementioned teams to sign Bwalya since they have at least five foreign players already at the club. The signing will only work if the teams part with at least one of two of their foreign players.
The foreign players on the payroll of Kaizer Chiefs are Daniel Akpeyi (Nigeria), Samir Nurkovic (Serbia), Lazarus Kambole (Zambia), Teddy Akumu (Kenya) and Leonardo Castro (Colombia), while the likes of ButholozweNcube (Zimbabwe), Andre de Jongh (New Zealand), LimbikaniMzava (Malawi), Jean Noel Amonome (Ghana), MatarrCeesay (Gambia) and Augustine Mulenga (Zambia) are the foreigners on the payroll at AmaZulu.
When asked about the reported interest in Larry Bwalya, AmaZulupresident SandileZungu didn’t give much away as he said that he’s not a fan of discussing players that he’s targeting or not targeting in the transfer market. However, he confirmed that fans can expect new faces in the January transfer window. He assured fans that the club will sign players when the transfer window opens.