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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

"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.

Article by: Lovemore Moyo

Livefyre comments on this story...

Kickoff BloggerLePirates
posted: 2014-02-17 14:54:11

Why don't we (Pirates) have a look at the boy we need defenders indeed straight to the point

posted: 2014-02-17 15:00:31

Khoza here is a defender sign him pls;

Pastor D
posted: 2014-02-17 15:24:07

Guys, we have Rooi Mahamutsa back, Sangweni will be back in 4 weeks, Phungwayo is back, Nyauza is a gem. No more need for defenders at BUCS. What we maybe need is a commanding central midfielder. Sarr or Gymah comes to mind.

La Coste (Khosi by Birth)
posted: 2014-02-17 15:35:12

I have been defending the stupid rats but not now, most of their bloggers are really very stupid. This article said Wits abandon the guy due to contractual issues. They cannot even sort out Majoros issues and they want Nigerian issues. That boy belongs to somebody who is not attached to a club, its like Teves storyline.

posted: 2014-02-17 16:10:27

Sangweni will not come back. Try as I might to be optimistic.

posted: 2014-02-17 18:03:41

This boy has been given a chance to play. We fail to give our locals a chance and then claim we have no good players around. All because we put too much pressure on the coach for instant results. Earlier kickoff posted a concerning report about how coaches come and go. In two years, 30 coaches have swapped places with some out of jobs. We have a long way to go! I so wished to see Ntuli play for Pirates before his move to the Netherlands. And the story repeats itself everywhere. We prefer old crocs like Lekgwathi (LLL) in defence under the pretext of experience. Yes. LLL is still a good player but younger understudy players need to be introduced. Shame on us!  

posted: 2014-02-17 18:58:19

Azania   Say those words to your teams leave Clever boys alone

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