Secretary of Nkana Football Club, Kenny Mwansa where Kangwa was plying his trade before moving to the Jewish State, confirmed reports about the latest deal extension, saying, the striker put pen to paper few days ago.
“Yes, Evans [Kangwa] has extended his contract at the Israeli club [Happoel Ra’anana] for another season. He has signed a one year deal,”Mwansa told the local online media.
This occurred amidst reports in the South African media that he had already agreed personal terms with the PSL club while some reports claimed the Zambian had already signed a long term deal.
However, the Kitwe based side Chairman, John Chiwele, is on the record to have defended his player controversial move to Israeli pooh-poohing all reports linking the player move to the Rainbow Nation.
He observed Kangwa was a very good player, who deserved to showcase his talent in a high profiled league as such he would not let such once life time opportunity slipping through his fingers.
“It’s an opportunity for the player. It’s a good for the player to expose his talent at a much higher level. He is a top player. So we could not stand in his way, that is our philosophy,” said Chiwele.
Kangwe had joined the Israeli club on a loan deal with an option of making the deal permanent upon the expiry of the yearlong contract.
But few weeks ago, reports taking rounds in the Zambia media were indicating that the striker was looking for a new club following the expiry of the last season deal.
Zambia Under-23, mentor, Fighton Simukonda to left him out of his squad preparing Under-23 CAF African Championship encounter against Botswana on the grounds that he was in the process of switching clubs.
“Evans was in our plans for the qualifiers but he will not be available because he is changing clubs and we don’t want to disturb him,” Simukonda told Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) website recently.