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Mwape Musonda staying put in Leopards' lair

Mwape Musonda is still a Black Leopards player./ BackpagePix / Gerhard Duraan
Mwape Musonda is still a Black Leopards player./ BackpagePix / Gerhard Duraan

Black Leopards striker Mwape Musonda will remain with the club after his overseas move failed to materialise.

Musonda was put on sale after finishing the previous season as the top scorer in the Absa Premiership with 16 goals.

"I don't think a move will be possible in this window. I had some offers but the clubs failed to come to an agreement. We will see what happens. Maybe in future a transfer can happen but for now I am with Leopards," Musonda said.

There was interest for the 28-year-old from a handful of clubs in Saudi Arabia and China. It appears, however, that they were unwilling to meet Lidoda Duvha's evaluation of the goal-poacher.

Leopards' media officer Barry Ramunenyiwa said the club was still waiting for concrete offers for Musonda. "As a club we have always said that if there is an offer for Musonda the clubs must speak with us and not through the media," he said. "He is still our player."

The Zambian, who is yet to make an appearance for the club this season, could be available for tonight's game against Maritzburg (7.30pm).

Meanwhile, the club also welcomed Madagascan midfielder Andriamirado "Dax" Andrianarimanana on a permanent deal from Kaizer Chiefs earlier in the week.

Initially it was thought to be a loan deal but it has come to light that Dax has signed a two-year contract with Leopards. "We also welcomed Dax to our team... He is now our player," Ramunenyiwa said.

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