From NDINAWE SIMPELWE in Marrakech, Morocco –
NKANA might have registered Donashano Malama for the CAF 2018 Confederation Cup but their out-of-contract skipper has made his mind up to ditch the Kitwe side after he agreed pre-contract terms with Moroccan side Olympic Khourigba.
Malama whose contract with Nkana ended on December 31, 2017 is here at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament in Morocco and is expected to complete the move at the end of the competition.
He will move to Olympic Khourigba as free agent despite Nkana registering him for this year’s Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation Cup.
Malama confirmed the development saying a one year six months contract was on offer and would be concluded after the tournament.
He, however, could not disclose more details as he was fully concentrating on helping Zambia win the CHAN tournament.
“It’s a one year and six months, at the moment those are the only details I can give since I have not signed the contact. I just want to help Zambia reach the finals and lift the title,” said Malama.
Sources within the club here hinted that Malama will US$80 000 signing fee as a free agent but will also have other earnings.
Malama, who has served Nkana for six years was supposed to lead the team in the CAF Confederation Cup and his departure will be a blow for the Kitwe giants who are returning to continental football after a four year absence.
Last minutes efforts by Nkana lure the player back at the club failed.