By GWEN CHIPASULA –
ZANACO defender Aaron Katebe faces the wrath of the club after sneaking to South Africa to attend trials with Absa Premier Soccer League side, SuperSport United.
This is the second time that Katebe, who joined Zanaco as a free agent on a three-year deal this year after terminating his two-year deal with Moroccan side Moghreb Tétouan over contractual obligations, is attending trials without the permission of the club, having done so in July at AmaZulu.
Zanaco chairperson Edward Mutale, in an interview yesterday, described Katebe’s action as unprofessional and that the club will take tough disciplinary action on the player once he returns.
Mutale expressed disappointment over Katebe’s indiscipline of attending trials without the club’s permission.
He said the club did not clear Katebe, but only learnt that he had left for South Africa, adding that they had no details as to how long he would be out.
“He just left abruptly. It’s so unprofessional of him. We even included him in our game against Nkana only to hear that he is in South Africa.
“It is so disappointing because if he does not impress that club in South Africa he will still come back to us as our player when he actually left without permission, which is unfair and unprofessional for a player of his calibre,” Mutale said.
Katebe has been a regular starter in coach Numba Mumamba’s squad, but missed Saturday’s 4-2 defeat away at Nkana in a match that exposed Zanaco’s defending faculties.