Nyasa Big Bullets have confirmed the departure of Mike Mkwate to South Africa’s GladAfrica Championship side Polokwane City at an undisclosed fee.
The Bullets midfield maestro footballer has signed a two and a half year contract with the Rise & Shine until 2023.
The TNM Super League defending champions broke the news on their website. “Mike Mkwate will be moving to South Africa after completing a permanent move to Polokwane City.
“Mkwate, who turns 23 in May, will embark on a fresh chapter of his career in RSA after agreeing terms and signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with the National First Division side.
According to the club, The Flames international is scheduled to leave for South Africa on Friday, 12th February 2021, to join his new club.
“Mkwate has always been committed and contributed immensely to the success of Bullets since joining The People’s Team from Wizards FC in 2016.
“The central midfielder helped the club win the Carlsberg Cup in 2017, before winning the TNM Super League in 2018 and 2019.
Everybody at Nyasa Big Bullets wishes Mike great success with his future career”, read the statement.
Polokwane will be the pintsized utility player’s third club in a career which began when he made his debut for Surestream Academy (Wizards FC) as a teenager, before moving to the People’s team in 2016.
Rise & Shine are 11th on the GladAfrica Championship table, three points above the relegation zone.
The news about Mkwate’s move to Polokwane comes barely hours after the People’s team announced the departure of Peter Banda who has clinched a six-month loan deal with the Moldovan National Division FC Sheriff Tiraspol.
Meanwhile, Bullets FC left-back Precious Sambani is currently undergoing trials at South Africa’s Golden Arrows. Sambani, 22, left the country 26 January 2021 and is yet to return home.