PROMISING star Walter Musona is hoping to finally impress South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns after sneaking out of the country last week for trials with the Chloorkop side.
The 19-year-old midfielder is young brother to Warriors and Kaizer Chiefs striker Knowledge.
Musona signed for FC Platinum this year after a successful loan spell at relegated Motor Action last season, but Sundowns have asked to have a look at him with a view of signing him.
FC Platinum spokesperson Chido Chizondo yesterday confirmed that the hugely talented player is with Sundowns.
“He signed a pre-contract with us, but he is on trials with Mamelodi Sundowns at the moment. He left sometime last week,” Chizondo said.
Musona is part of the Sundowns team in Zambia to compete in a tournament organised by Power Dynamos and Zesco United.
The tournament is being used by the club to test some players including Musona.
With Sundowns having already exhausted their foreign quota system, FC Platinum are hoping that the Pitso Mosimane -coached side will sign and loan the player back to them.
The winger, blessed with both pace and skill, is tipped to excel beyond Knowledge’s achievements. He had trials with the same club last season.
Although it is believed that Musona impressed during that time, Sundowns decided against making a move to give the youngster enough time “to mature”.
And after a productive loan spell with Motor Action from his Aces Youth Soccer Academy, the well-sponsored club has decided to have another look at the player.
So highly rated is the young Musona that he has been invited for trials with English Premier Soccer giants Chelsea two years ago and South Africa’s Ajax Cape Town last year.
Meanwhile, Chizondo revealed that her club was eyeing two more big signings before the start of the season. She said they were pursuing the signatures of Warriors’ Silas Songani and Erick Chipeta.
Chipeta is away with the Warriors in South Africa for the African Championships finals while Songani is in Denmark for trials and is expected to return on Sunday.
“Those two are on our wish list and we will try to convince them to join us. We offered Songani a two-year deal and we hope to resume negotiations when he returns from Denmark. We will start negotiations with Chipeta as soon as he returns from South Africa,” Chizondo said.
The club are believed to be chasing Dynamos midfielder Devon Chafa, although both parties have refuted the claims. FC Platinum are one of the busiest clubs on the current transfer market having already signed Musona, Njabulo Ncube, Tarisai Rukanda, Steven Sibanda, James Marufu and Wisdom Mutasa.
They have also promoted into the senior team four juniors in Tatenda Dzumbunu, Livingstone Genti, Emmaculate Mauna and goalkeeper Godfrey Chisango.
While the club have been very busy buying players, there has been a huge clear-out with Joel Ngodzo, Welcome Ndiweni, Frank Mlambo, Talbert Shumba and Mhleli Sibanda leaving.