Uncertainty surrounds Eric Kapaito's move to Zambian giants Zanaco

STARS ABROAD Uncertainty surrounds Eric Kapaito's move to Zambian giants Zanaco

Festus Chuma 12:56 - 05.08.2023

Financial guarantees for the Kenyan forward remain unfulfilled, prompting speculations and interest from Tanzanian clubs.

Kenyan international Eric Kapaito's much-anticipated move to Zanaco FC in the Zambian Super League seems to be on the brink of collapse, even before the start of the new season.

Despite being officially unveiled as part of the bankers squad after signing a one-year deal, Kapaito is yet to join the team in Lusaka for pre-season preparations. 

Speculations are rife, and Zambia football analyst Wami Katanga has confirmed that certain financial guarantees agreed upon have not been fulfilled, raising doubts about Kapaito's future with the club.

"Yes, Kapaito's move to Zanaco may be off as there are certain financial guarantees agreed upon that have not been fulfilled - but negotiations between the two parties are still ongoing," Katanga told Pulse Sports. 

The situation has left football fans and pundits alike puzzled as they wonder if Kapaito will ever don the red and black jersey and showcase his goal-scoring prowess in the upcoming 2023/24 season, which is set to kick off on August 19.

Efforts to get a comment from Kapaito directly proved fruitless, as an initiated conversation with the 27-year-old forward went unanswered. 

Sources close to the player revealed that he may be eager to address the issue but is possibly bound by contractual obligations that prohibit him from speaking publicly about ongoing negotiations.

Amid the impasse with Zanaco, reports have surfaced that Tanzanian clubs are closely monitoring the developments. 

Should the deal with Zanaco fall through, these clubs are ready to swoop in and make an offer to the talented striker.

Kapaito's impressive track record and goal-scoring prowess have not gone unnoticed, and Tanzanian sides view him as a potential game-changer for their squads.

As the transfer saga unfolds, both Zanaco and Kapaito's representatives will be keen on reaching a resolution that benefits all parties involved. 

In the coming days, all eyes will be on the negotiations between Kapaito and Zanaco FC as they attempt to salvage the deal and ensure the forward's much-anticipated move becomes a reality.