For quite some time, it’s been reported that Cameroon forward Bienvenu Eva Nga was set to leave Chippa United, with a move to a Gauteng club on the cards.
Kaizer Chiefs were said to be interested in his services, but there has been talk that the parties couldn’t reach an agreement over his personal terms.
More recent transfer talk suggested that particularly if Gabadinho Mhango does make his exit from Pirates, the Buccaneers could then swoop for Eva Nga, effectively as a replacement.
According to Soccer Laduma, Pirates are believed to have offered Eva Nga a two-year contract, which will expectedly come with a transfer fee considering Chippa rather recently exercised the one-year option in his contract.
When it comes to Mhango, he has been conspicuous by his absence from regular action at Pirates this season, especially considering how the striker had impressed for Malawi at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The 29-year-old enjoyed an unforgettable debut season at Pirates, and was one of the standouts for Malawi at the recent Afcon event, but that has not led to automatic selection on his return to the Buccaneers.
Recently, he actually hit out at Pirates after seemingly growing disillusioned at the club.
Yet, it now seems some of the comments may have been taken out of context when considering the latest comments from his representative Mike Makaab.
“I have met with the chairman (Khoza) and we had very fruitful discussions – he has said to me that if there’s an offer for Gabadinho that is reasonable and is also good for the player he will look at it seriously,” Makaab told SABC Sport.
“We didn’t want to discuss it in any great detail before this weekend because they had an important cup final (CAF Confederation Cup).
What I will then do is engage the chairman after their last league game against Maritzburg United, and hopefully by that time we will have a clearer understanding as to where there are possibilities for Gaba.
We will look locally, but we will also look outside the borders of South Africa.”