Bidvest Wits abandon Egwuekwe pursuit but hand a trial to Kenyan winger Were
Posted: 17 February 2014 Time: 16:50
Bidvest Wits have abandoned their bid to sign Nigerian defender Azubuike Egwuekwe but have handed a trial to Kenyan winger Paul Were.
Egwuekwe trained with Wits after impressing during the CHAN finals, and though the Clever Boys were initially keen on landing the big centre-back on a two-year deal, they have since pulled out due to "contractual complications".
Egwuekwe's Nigerian club Warri Wolves has since confirmed European interest in their captain.
“There were too many difficulties standing in the way of that deal getting to happen,” Jose Ferreira, the Wits CEO tells KickOff.com.
"It was complicated contractual issues that eventually led to us deciding to let go. We will not be pursuing him anymore.”
The Students, though, have brought in the exciting Were for an assessment.
Were plays for Kenyan Premier League outfit AFC Leopards – the club that SuperSport United will face in the next round of the CAF Confederations Cup.
“We have the Kenyan boy on trials with us and he will be with us for as long as it takes,” says Ferreira.