Kangwa, a striker locally plying his trade at Kitwe based Nkana Red Devils Football Club is reported to have agreed terms with the Israeli club for a season long loan deal with the option for a permanent move later.
Nkana FC Secretary, Ken Mwansa has confirmed the development and expressed satisfaction with the deal that has facilitated the player move to Israel, describing it as a good deal.
“We are happy with the deal, it is a good deal and we said let him go and try his luck,” Mwansa was quoted by online Lusaka Times as saying Thursday.
The Buccaneers (Pirates) were optimistic that the latest deal they had sealed with the player would work out following the similar deal that fell through two years ago.
However Mwansa, has claimed ignorance about the reported deal linking Kangwa transfer to Pirates saying the South African soccer giants had only shown interest in the player but never put a concrete offer on the table.
“Pirates have never come back to us after they pushed in the inquiry and we wrote back to them that they give us an offer [in writing] they never responded to us,” explained Mwansa
If Kangwa finalises the deal with the Israeli club, he will link up with compatriots, Francis Kasonde and Emmanuel Mbola.
The dual are both defenders who are currently playing for the same club which finished on ninth position in a fourteen team league last season.
The 20 year-old has banged 10 goals in the 14 games he has played in the ongoing season (this year) eight for his club two for the national team in an international friendly against Uganda which Zambia won 2-1.
According to the country’s online soccer magazine, Zamfoot.com, Kangwa is expected to leave Kitwe to join the Ra’anana based side any day this month.
Hapoel Ra’anana was founded in 1972 and uses 13,800 capacity Netanya Stadium as its home ground.
It initially winged into Israeli Premiership League in 2008/2009season but just played for that season and was relegated back to lower league (Liga Leumit).
However, the club bounced back into the Premier League fold in 2012/2013 season.