Zambian international & TP Mazembe defender Chongo Kabaso this morning met club supremo Moïse Katumbi in Lubumbashi where the two parties reaffirmed the validation of the former Konkola Mine Police star’s contract that runs up to 2023.
This comes after various media reports in the DR Congo indicated that the 28-year old centre-half had been on his way out of the club following the expiry of his contract.
Mazembe President Katumbi revealed that Kabaso remains part of the club’s future plans but also stated that the club would be open to letting the player leave should their offers on the table.
“The club has full confidence in Chongo Kabaso and counts on him to build a successful team for the seasons to come. However, the Chairman Moïse Katumbi has,following a private meeting on Monday June 8, 2020 with the player, affirmed that the club remains open to the player’s initial wishes and ready to release him in case any club starts in agreement with the two parties: the TPM and Kabaso CHONGO” a statement released by the Ravens reads.
Kabaso joined Mazembe in 2014 from KMP and has since gone on to establish himself firmly in the five-time African champions’ backline with a number prestigious titles won including the CAF Champions League (2015), two Confederation Cups (2016, 2017) as well as four Linafoot (Congolese top-flight) crowns during his stay in Kamalondo.
Aside Kabaso, Mazembe have their under ranks an additional trio of Chipolopolo internationals that include skipper Rainford Kalaba, defenders Tandi Mwape and Emmanuel Mbola.