JOHANNESBURG – Baroka FC are open to offers for Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns target Talent Chawapiwa.
Chief executive at Baroka, Morgan Mammila, informed Independent Media in an exclusive interview that clubs that want to sign Chawapiwa must be prepared to pay.
“Currently I don’t have any offer for the boy. He must just continue to perform and if he stays consistent, teams will knock on our door. If he doesn’t play well and waits for the move, it won’t work. He must perform so that these teams can come forward (with concrete offers),” Mammila said as he addressed the murmurs linking Chawapiwa with Amakhosi and the Brazilians.
The Zimbabwean winger won’t come cheap. He is still contracted to Baroka for a further two seasons.
“He is worth between R3 million to R5 million. Whoever wants him must just look at those figures. Depending on his performance, that can also still rise. I am open to offers if teams want to sign him,” he added.
“We don’t stand in players’ way at Baroka. If the right offer is tabled, why hold on to the player? We don’t work like that,” Mammila said.
Baroka’s new coach Wedson Nyirenda has been set a target of securing Bakgaga a top eight finish.
“This is going to be another tough season. You could see how the teams opened their accounts. It is a scoring season, unlike the last one.
We are here to stay. We are no longer a relegation candidate. Our target is to play in all the domestic competitions next season. That means we have to be in the top eight.”