ZAMBIAN football giants Kabwe Warriors are reportedly keen to extend Winston Mhango’s contract after his initial one-and-a-half year agreement with the club ran out on 23 May.
Mhango (30), was initially set to join another big club across the Zambezi River.
An impeccable source in the corridors of Kabwe Warriors revealed on Tuesday that the club has swiftly moved to secure the player’s signature again.
“The Covid-19 lockdown slowed things up for Mhango. A number of clubs have been reluctant to sign new players and as such, Kabwe Warriors have quickly moved to get the player’s signature again,” said the source.
Reached for a comment, an evasive Mhango, who was lured from FC Platinum to Kabwe Warriors by coach Tenant Chilumba in December 2018, just a month after playing a pivotal role in helping the Zimbabwe champions lift their second Premier Soccer League title said,
“As a footballer, I will always itch to do well for a club that provides a home to me in the next day. While a lot has been said about my intended move, I presume that the rightful time to talk about it will be after the Covid-19 trials and tribulations.
“However, I still have a lot to offer to Zambian football and as such I’m not thinking of returning to Zimbabwe soon,” said the Hwange-born defensive linkman.
Chilumba first lured Mhango from Hwange to FC Platinum in 2013 and when the Zambian gaffer decided to dump the platinum miners six months into his contract to join Power Dynamos in his homeland, Mhango went on to establish himself as a vital cog at FC Platinum.
During his stay in Zvishavane, Mhango managed to win the Chibuku Super Cup and two Premier Soccer League titles.
Mhango’s last game for FC Platinum was in December 2018 when they drew 1-1 against Madagascar’s CNaps in the first-leg of the Caf Champions League preliminary round.
He left the Zvishavane side soon after their return from Madagascar to conclude his deal in Zambia, missing the return fixture as well as the two games against Congo’s AS Otoho.