Chief Executive Officer of Zesco United Richard Mulenga has debunked media reports that his outfit have begun talks with Songne Yacouba.
There were media reports that, the Zambian giant have begun crunch talks with the former Asante Kotoko striker for a possible transfer. Advertisement
According to Mr Mulenga, Zesco United tried to sign Yacouba at beginning of their new season but negotiations with the player’s then club Asante Kotoko failed.
He explained that Zesco United sold their deadly striker Lazarus Kambole to Kaizer Chiefs for $200,000 and wanted to spend that money to sign Songne Yacouba but Kotoko were quoting $600,000 which saw the negotiations halted.
“Yes.. I remember that at the beginning of our new season, we were interested in signing Songne Yacouba but the negotiations with Asante Kotoko failed”, Mulenga told Ashh FM.
“Kotoko overpriced the amount on Songne Yacouba that is why we didn’t continue the negotiation. They [Kotoko] were quoting $600,000.
We [Zesco United] transferred our striker Lazarus Kambole to Kaizer Chiefs for $200,000 and wanted to spend that money on Songne Yacouba but Kotoko were demanding big money.
“It’s not in our knowledge to sign Songne Yacouba”, he added.
Currently, Songne Yacouba’s contract with Ghana Premier League giant Asante Kotoko has come to an end and the player is now a free agent.