NATIONAL team defender Lawrence Mhlanga has approached the Footballers’ Union of Zimbabwe (Fuz) to lobby for his release from Chicken Inn, as he eyes a dream move to FC Platinum.
Fuz president Desmond Maringwa yesterday met Chicken Inn officials in Bulawayo to discuss Mhlanga’s case.
Both Chicken Inn and Fuz confirmed the meeting, which they described as “an informal engagement”.
“We went to meet Chicken Inn to hear their side of the story. This was an informal engagement and nothing much. What we wanted was to see the best possible way of resolving the Lawrence Mhlanga issue amicably,” said Maringwa.
Mhlanga signed an undisclosed contract with FC Platinum last month after “misrepresenting facts” to the platinum miners that he was a free agent, when, in fact, he has a running contract with Chicken Inn.
The Zvishavane-based Premiership side then ordered the national team defender to leave their camp and go back to Chicken Inn to sort out his contractual issue.
Mhlanga has since approached Fuz in a desperate bid to push for his release.