A window of opportunity has opened for Yamikani Chester as Czech Republic team MFK Vitkovice, have reportedly offered the Be Forward Wanderers sensational attacker an outright contract.
Chester has since reportedly agreed personal terms with the Czech side, Wanderers Chairperson, Gift Mkandawire, confirmed on Saturday.
“The truth of the matter is that he is going to the Czech Republic but he will be loaned out to a team based in California, the United States. An agent based in Cameroon has facilitated the deal. We cannot stand in the player’s way. He will go with our blessings,” Mkandawire said.
But the Nomads chairperson refused to disclose the transfer fee for Chester who must have been spotted while playing for the Flames in Cameroon during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
However, The Daily Times was unable to establish the duration of the contract.
Chester netted the winner as Wanderers came from behind to win the 2018 Fisd Challenge Cup after beating Silver Strikers 3-2 at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe last week.
The forward joined Wanderers in 2017 on a three-year deal after spending six years at Tigers.
Chester is among Player of the Season Award contenders following impressive displays for his club. He won several man-of-the-match awards.
Chester is also a regular player for the Flames under Belgian Ronny van Geneugden.
Former Flames midfielder, Hellings Mwakasungula, said Chester stands to benefit a lot in his career if he completes the move to the European team.
“Football standards are good in Europe; so, he can learn a lot of things. It is good news for the country because we need to have more players in advanced leagues. Our players should aim at playing outside Africa,” he said.
If he clinches the deal, Chester will be among few recognised Malawian footballers based in Europe after the death of Abel Mwakilama in Portugal.
Striker Richard Mbulu had a stint in Portugal but returned to Mozambique. Tawonga Chimodzi is also reportedly on the books of some team in Cyprus.
According to internet details, MFK were founded in 1919 as FC Vitkovice but announced bankruptcy in 2011 and transformed to MFK Vikovice. The club won the Czechoslovak First League in the 1985-86 season