Kigali, Rwanda, 17 September: Rwanda soccer star, Charles Tibingana, is reported to be on the verge of signing for Malawi soccer powerhouse and reigning defending Super League champions Big Bullets Football Club.
The right winger is reported to have confirmed the development in an interview with his country’s online publication that he has already entered into verbal agreement with the Blantyre based side.
“It is nice for me and my career because this is a big club and I look forward to work hard and maintain a regular spot in the squad,” he was quoted as saying.
The player who has been with Bullets for two weeks now also disclosed that he will use Malawi side as a stepping stone to high profiled leagues.
He is reported to finalise the deal with the Malawi defending champions by this weekend.
The former Rwanda Under-17 and Under 20 star reportedly did not kick the ball the whole of last season after signing for APR because his dual identity card had not yet been cleared by government authorities.
He was born in Uganda where he starred for Proline Football Club and Victoria University Football Club before heading to his father land where he signed for APR.
But reports coming from his [the player] homeland indicates that he already signed a two-year deal with Association Sportive de Kigali(AS Kigali) from Armee Patriotique Rwandaise (APR) Football Club.
Latest reports from Kigali indicates that AS Kigali is claiming ownership of the player following the deal the 21-year-old signed a two-year deal with the club last month committing himself to the club.
This hiccup is likely to jeopardise Tibingana move to Malawi if the owners of the player in Kigali fail to agree terms with Bullets who wants the player desperately to assist them in their quest to defend the championship.
When African Sports Monthly.com tried to confirm with Big Bullets officials on the status of Tibingana deal they could not pick their phones.
Bullets Secretary General, Kelvin Moyo who has been regularly speaking for the club in the recent days also did not pick up the calls and never returned the calls at the time of filing this report.
Tibingana featured in Rwandese Under 17 team that qualified for FIFA World Cup in 2011 in Mexico the same time he had international debut.