Zambia and Nkana striker Evans Kangwa having to wait for Watford trial due to visa delay

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Zambian striker Evans Kangwa has been unable to join Watford for a trial due to a delay in issuing his visa.

The 18-year-old, who is currently in an off-season break with his club Nkana, has been in line for a trial with the Hornets for a couple of months.

Nkana chairman John Chiwele told MTNFootball.com: "He is still earmarked to go for trials at Watford.

"But we have been waiting for his visa to be sorted out which is taking a while to be issued."

Kangwa, who was top scorer in the Zambian top flight last season, confirmed Watford are one of the club's interested in him last month.

He plays for Zambian side Nkana and was the golden boot winner at the COSAFA Under-20 Championship in Botswana in 2011.

"It feels good to be invited by a big club like Watford to attend trials. It’s an honour for me," Kangwa told the Lusaka Times last month.

"I am just waiting for travelling documents. I will be travelling next month," he added.

Kangwa has reportedly interested South African club Orlando Pirates and Dutch side Feyenoord in the past.

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11:38am Wed 9 Jan 13

WatfordTalk says...

"The 20-year-old, who is currently in an off-season break"

"The 18-year-old plays for Zambian side Nkana"

So he's 18 and 20??
"The 20-year-old, who is currently in an off-season break" "The 18-year-old plays for Zambian side Nkana" So he's 18 and 20?? WatfordTalk
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11:42am Wed 9 Jan 13

Colin West's mullet says...

classic African age-confusion.
classic African age-confusion. Colin West's mullet
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11:45am Wed 9 Jan 13

Harrydownunder says...

WatfordTalk wrote:
"The 20-year-old, who is currently in an off-season break"

"The 18-year-old plays for Zambian side Nkana"

So he's 18 and 20??
Average age of 19!
[quote][p][bold]WatfordTalk[/bold] wrote: "The 20-year-old, who is currently in an off-season break" "The 18-year-old plays for Zambian side Nkana" So he's 18 and 20??[/p][/quote]Average age of 19! Harrydownunder
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11:56am Wed 9 Jan 13

Banjo says...

Colin West's mullet wrote:
classic African age-confusion.
We'll probably find out he's Roger Miller's older brother.
[quote][p][bold]Colin West's mullet[/bold] wrote: classic African age-confusion.[/p][/quote]We'll probably find out he's Roger Miller's older brother. Banjo
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11:56am Wed 9 Jan 13

Frank Smith says...

Apologies folks. He is listed as 18 on most sites but MTNfootball.com say he is 20. I was undecided which one to opt for and meant to delete one but was pulled away from my desk whilst I was proof reading it. When I came back, I forgot to make the change. If the trial does happen, then I will try to find out from the man himself. Apologies
Apologies folks. He is listed as 18 on most sites but MTNfootball.com say he is 20. I was undecided which one to opt for and meant to delete one but was pulled away from my desk whilst I was proof reading it. When I came back, I forgot to make the change. If the trial does happen, then I will try to find out from the man himself. Apologies Frank Smith
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12:55pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Colin West's mullet says...

Frank Smith wrote:
Apologies folks. He is listed as 18 on most sites but MTNfootball.com say he is 20. I was undecided which one to opt for and meant to delete one but was pulled away from my desk whilst I was proof reading it. When I came back, I forgot to make the change. If the trial does happen, then I will try to find out from the man himself. Apologies
ha, like he'll know.
[quote][p][bold]Frank Smith[/bold] wrote: Apologies folks. He is listed as 18 on most sites but MTNfootball.com say he is 20. I was undecided which one to opt for and meant to delete one but was pulled away from my desk whilst I was proof reading it. When I came back, I forgot to make the change. If the trial does happen, then I will try to find out from the man himself. Apologies[/p][/quote]ha, like he'll know. Colin West's mullet
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1:29pm Wed 9 Jan 13

tonyevans22 says...

It's Al Bangura in Disguise.
It's Al Bangura in Disguise. tonyevans22
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1:30pm Wed 9 Jan 13

exeterhornet says...

Personally, before we look at more new faces, I would rather see firm proof that we have signed players like Vydra, Geigo, Abdi, Ekstrand etc. Then by all means add new faces/strengthen but until I see pfoof positive of the above, I'm worried someone will offer Udi big bucks based on their performances for us - and then we start all over again.
Personally, before we look at more new faces, I would rather see firm proof that we have signed players like Vydra, Geigo, Abdi, Ekstrand etc. Then by all means add new faces/strengthen but until I see pfoof positive of the above, I'm worried someone will offer Udi big bucks based on their performances for us - and then we start all over again. exeterhornet
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1:42pm Wed 9 Jan 13

a1derek says...

exeterhornet wrote:
Personally, before we look at more new faces, I would rather see firm proof that we have signed players like Vydra, Geigo, Abdi, Ekstrand etc. Then by all means add new faces/strengthen but until I see pfoof positive of the above, I'm worried someone will offer Udi big bucks based on their performances for us - and then we start all over again.
Think any offer that might tempt Pozzos would need to be far bigger than any club would be prepared to pay - simply because the riches of the Prem are worth far more to Pozzos than even £10m for, say, Vydra.
[quote][p][bold]exeterhornet[/bold] wrote: Personally, before we look at more new faces, I would rather see firm proof that we have signed players like Vydra, Geigo, Abdi, Ekstrand etc. Then by all means add new faces/strengthen but until I see pfoof positive of the above, I'm worried someone will offer Udi big bucks based on their performances for us - and then we start all over again.[/p][/quote]Think any offer that might tempt Pozzos would need to be far bigger than any club would be prepared to pay - simply because the riches of the Prem are worth far more to Pozzos than even £10m for, say, Vydra. a1derek
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1:59pm Wed 9 Jan 13

JohnnyHornet says...

Nah, It's Ben Iroha resurfacing.
Nah, It's Ben Iroha resurfacing. JohnnyHornet
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3:14pm Wed 9 Jan 13

garyporter1 says...

JohnnyHornet wrote:
Nah, It's Ben Iroha resurfacing.
Ben Iroha! Now that is a blast from the past!
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyHornet[/bold] wrote: Nah, It's Ben Iroha resurfacing.[/p][/quote]Ben Iroha! Now that is a blast from the past! garyporter1
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3:21pm Wed 9 Jan 13

ORBY says...

exeterhornet wrote:
Personally, before we look at more new faces, I would rather see firm proof that we have signed players like Vydra, Geigo, Abdi, Ekstrand etc. Then by all means add new faces/strengthen but until I see pfoof positive of the above, I'm worried someone will offer Udi big bucks based on their performances for us - and then we start all over again.
Hi EH I live nr Tavistock, are you interested in a travelling companion to home games?
[quote][p][bold]exeterhornet[/bold] wrote: Personally, before we look at more new faces, I would rather see firm proof that we have signed players like Vydra, Geigo, Abdi, Ekstrand etc. Then by all means add new faces/strengthen but until I see pfoof positive of the above, I'm worried someone will offer Udi big bucks based on their performances for us - and then we start all over again.[/p][/quote]Hi EH I live nr Tavistock, are you interested in a travelling companion to home games? ORBY
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3:39pm Wed 9 Jan 13

garston tony says...

exeterhornet wrote:
Personally, before we look at more new faces, I would rather see firm proof that we have signed players like Vydra, Geigo, Abdi, Ekstrand etc. Then by all means add new faces/strengthen but until I see pfoof positive of the above, I'm worried someone will offer Udi big bucks based on their performances for us - and then we start all over again.
Isnt that the whole point of the way they do things? Yes of course they want WFC in the Prem but ultimately all players are available at the right price be they signed to Udinese or WFC or Granada.
[quote][p][bold]exeterhornet[/bold] wrote: Personally, before we look at more new faces, I would rather see firm proof that we have signed players like Vydra, Geigo, Abdi, Ekstrand etc. Then by all means add new faces/strengthen but until I see pfoof positive of the above, I'm worried someone will offer Udi big bucks based on their performances for us - and then we start all over again.[/p][/quote]Isnt that the whole point of the way they do things? Yes of course they want WFC in the Prem but ultimately all players are available at the right price be they signed to Udinese or WFC or Granada. garston tony
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5:02pm Wed 9 Jan 13

D.unstable says...

Frank Smith wrote:
Apologies folks. He is listed as 18 on most sites but MTNfootball.com say he is 20. I was undecided which one to opt for and meant to delete one but was pulled away from my desk whilst I was proof reading it. When I came back, I forgot to make the change. If the trial does happen, then I will try to find out from the man himself. Apologies
Good to see you read the comments Frank!!!
[quote][p][bold]Frank Smith[/bold] wrote: Apologies folks. He is listed as 18 on most sites but MTNfootball.com say he is 20. I was undecided which one to opt for and meant to delete one but was pulled away from my desk whilst I was proof reading it. When I came back, I forgot to make the change. If the trial does happen, then I will try to find out from the man himself. Apologies[/p][/quote]Good to see you read the comments Frank!!! D.unstable
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5:45pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

D.unstable wrote:
Frank Smith wrote:
Apologies folks. He is listed as 18 on most sites but MTNfootball.com say he is 20. I was undecided which one to opt for and meant to delete one but was pulled away from my desk whilst I was proof reading it. When I came back, I forgot to make the change. If the trial does happen, then I will try to find out from the man himself. Apologies
Good to see you read the comments Frank!!!
Ah, but is it the real Frank Smith ?!

The real mickey quinn.
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frank Smith[/bold] wrote: Apologies folks. He is listed as 18 on most sites but MTNfootball.com say he is 20. I was undecided which one to opt for and meant to delete one but was pulled away from my desk whilst I was proof reading it. When I came back, I forgot to make the change. If the trial does happen, then I will try to find out from the man himself. Apologies[/p][/quote]Good to see you read the comments Frank!!![/p][/quote]Ah, but is it the real Frank Smith ?! The real mickey quinn. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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6:43pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Hampshire hornet says...

Worried at headline .. Striker ... Trial...
Then again maybe a few could do with a spell inside and come out twice the player they were..
Worried at headline .. Striker ... Trial... Then again maybe a few could do with a spell inside and come out twice the player they were.. Hampshire hornet
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6:57pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Dr Johnny Fever says...

Colin West's mullet wrote:
Frank Smith wrote:
Apologies folks. He is listed as 18 on most sites but MTNfootball.com say he is 20. I was undecided which one to opt for and meant to delete one but was pulled away from my desk whilst I was proof reading it. When I came back, I forgot to make the change. If the trial does happen, then I will try to find out from the man himself. Apologies
ha, like he'll know.
LMFAO
[quote][p][bold]Colin West's mullet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frank Smith[/bold] wrote: Apologies folks. He is listed as 18 on most sites but MTNfootball.com say he is 20. I was undecided which one to opt for and meant to delete one but was pulled away from my desk whilst I was proof reading it. When I came back, I forgot to make the change. If the trial does happen, then I will try to find out from the man himself. Apologies[/p][/quote]ha, like he'll know.[/p][/quote]LMFAO Dr Johnny Fever
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7:42pm Wed 9 Jan 13

D.unstable says...

Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
D.unstable wrote:
Frank Smith wrote:
Apologies folks. He is listed as 18 on most sites but MTNfootball.com say he is 20. I was undecided which one to opt for and meant to delete one but was pulled away from my desk whilst I was proof reading it. When I came back, I forgot to make the change. If the trial does happen, then I will try to find out from the man himself. Apologies
Good to see you read the comments Frank!!!
Ah, but is it the real Frank Smith ?!

The real mickey quinn.
Very true. Will the real Frank Smith block Mickey Quinn, not so thin for 1 day to prove it is really him.
[quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frank Smith[/bold] wrote: Apologies folks. He is listed as 18 on most sites but MTNfootball.com say he is 20. I was undecided which one to opt for and meant to delete one but was pulled away from my desk whilst I was proof reading it. When I came back, I forgot to make the change. If the trial does happen, then I will try to find out from the man himself. Apologies[/p][/quote]Good to see you read the comments Frank!!![/p][/quote]Ah, but is it the real Frank Smith ?! The real mickey quinn.[/p][/quote]Very true. Will the real Frank Smith block Mickey Quinn, not so thin for 1 day to prove it is really him. D.unstable
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7:42pm Wed 9 Jan 13

allgood says...

Frank Smith wrote:
Apologies folks. He is listed as 18 on most sites but MTNfootball.com say he is 20. I was undecided which one to opt for and meant to delete one but was pulled away from my desk whilst I was proof reading it. When I came back, I forgot to make the change. If the trial does happen, then I will try to find out from the man himself. Apologies
Should of said the former 18 year old.
[quote][p][bold]Frank Smith[/bold] wrote: Apologies folks. He is listed as 18 on most sites but MTNfootball.com say he is 20. I was undecided which one to opt for and meant to delete one but was pulled away from my desk whilst I was proof reading it. When I came back, I forgot to make the change. If the trial does happen, then I will try to find out from the man himself. Apologies[/p][/quote]Should of said the former 18 year old. allgood
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7:47pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

D.unstable wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
D.unstable wrote:
Frank Smith wrote:
Apologies folks. He is listed as 18 on most sites but MTNfootball.com say he is 20. I was undecided which one to opt for and meant to delete one but was pulled away from my desk whilst I was proof reading it. When I came back, I forgot to make the change. If the trial does happen, then I will try to find out from the man himself. Apologies
Good to see you read the comments Frank!!!
Ah, but is it the real Frank Smith ?!

The real mickey quinn.
Very true. Will the real Frank Smith block Mickey Quinn, not so thin for 1 day to prove it is really him.
Ah but I might just be out for a day.
Just add the phrase "...but as you all know, i know nothing" to all of D:unstable's previous posting and we'll know for sure !!
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frank Smith[/bold] wrote: Apologies folks. He is listed as 18 on most sites but MTNfootball.com say he is 20. I was undecided which one to opt for and meant to delete one but was pulled away from my desk whilst I was proof reading it. When I came back, I forgot to make the change. If the trial does happen, then I will try to find out from the man himself. Apologies[/p][/quote]Good to see you read the comments Frank!!![/p][/quote]Ah, but is it the real Frank Smith ?! The real mickey quinn.[/p][/quote]Very true. Will the real Frank Smith block Mickey Quinn, not so thin for 1 day to prove it is really him.[/p][/quote]Ah but I might just be out for a day. Just add the phrase "...but as you all know, i know nothing" to all of D:unstable's previous posting and we'll know for sure !! Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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7:56pm Wed 9 Jan 13

D.unstable says...

Alternatively Frank include the coded phrase 'Ardvarks come in two's" somewhere within your next article.
Alternatively Frank include the coded phrase 'Ardvarks come in two's" somewhere within your next article. D.unstable
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8:45pm Wed 9 Jan 13

gloryhornet4 says...

tonyevans22 wrote:
It's Al Bangura in Disguise.
Close it's Dia that played for Southampton.
[quote][p][bold]tonyevans22[/bold] wrote: It's Al Bangura in Disguise.[/p][/quote]Close it's Dia that played for Southampton. gloryhornet4
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9:25pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Skully84 says...

Just a thought, Vicarage Road stadium could hold 34,000 at one time a la 1969. As a 3rd division team...on that icy replay against Man Utd.. I see the Hillsborough disaster as Sheffield's problem because they had iron gates there. An excuse to hike up the prices. There would be no such problem in the Vic in 1989. Overspill in the old Rookery Stand. Just a thought.
Just a thought, Vicarage Road stadium could hold 34,000 at one time a la 1969. As a 3rd division team...on that icy replay against Man Utd.. I see the Hillsborough disaster as Sheffield's problem because they had iron gates there. An excuse to hike up the prices. There would be no such problem in the Vic in 1989. Overspill in the old Rookery Stand. Just a thought. Skully84
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9:44pm Wed 9 Jan 13

jalvin says...

Skully84 wrote:
Just a thought, Vicarage Road stadium could hold 34,000 at one time a la 1969. As a 3rd division team...on that icy replay against Man Utd.. I see the Hillsborough disaster as Sheffield's problem because they had iron gates there. An excuse to hike up the prices. There would be no such problem in the Vic in 1989. Overspill in the old Rookery Stand. Just a thought.
What the hell have you been smoking!?
And where can I get some?
[quote][p][bold]Skully84[/bold] wrote: Just a thought, Vicarage Road stadium could hold 34,000 at one time a la 1969. As a 3rd division team...on that icy replay against Man Utd.. I see the Hillsborough disaster as Sheffield's problem because they had iron gates there. An excuse to hike up the prices. There would be no such problem in the Vic in 1989. Overspill in the old Rookery Stand. Just a thought.[/p][/quote]What the hell have you been smoking!? And where can I get some? jalvin
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11:03pm Wed 9 Jan 13

muzzy999 says...

ORBY wrote:
exeterhornet wrote:
Personally, before we look at more new faces, I would rather see firm proof that we have signed players like Vydra, Geigo, Abdi, Ekstrand etc. Then by all means add new faces/strengthen but until I see pfoof positive of the above, I'm worried someone will offer Udi big bucks based on their performances for us - and then we start all over again.
Hi EH I live nr Tavistock, are you interested in a travelling companion to home games?
I live in Exmouth, while I am at University for most of the year, I would be interested in a group from Devon travelling to the occasional home game!
[quote][p][bold]ORBY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]exeterhornet[/bold] wrote: Personally, before we look at more new faces, I would rather see firm proof that we have signed players like Vydra, Geigo, Abdi, Ekstrand etc. Then by all means add new faces/strengthen but until I see pfoof positive of the above, I'm worried someone will offer Udi big bucks based on their performances for us - and then we start all over again.[/p][/quote]Hi EH I live nr Tavistock, are you interested in a travelling companion to home games?[/p][/quote]I live in Exmouth, while I am at University for most of the year, I would be interested in a group from Devon travelling to the occasional home game! muzzy999
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8:58am Thu 10 Jan 13

Mohandas says...

Safe Frank . More importantly does his age affect his wages? At least SAGA wouldn't be after him.
Safe Frank . More importantly does his age affect his wages? At least SAGA wouldn't be after him. Mohandas
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9:56am Thu 10 Jan 13

Hampshire hornet says...

jalvin wrote:
Skully84 wrote:
Just a thought, Vicarage Road stadium could hold 34,000 at one time a la 1969. As a 3rd division team...on that icy replay against Man Utd.. I see the Hillsborough disaster as Sheffield's problem because they had iron gates there. An excuse to hike up the prices. There would be no such problem in the Vic in 1989. Overspill in the old Rookery Stand. Just a thought.
What the hell have you been smoking!?
And where can I get some?
Wtf? Randomville...
Sunshine bus will be. Around later .....
[quote][p][bold]jalvin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Skully84[/bold] wrote: Just a thought, Vicarage Road stadium could hold 34,000 at one time a la 1969. As a 3rd division team...on that icy replay against Man Utd.. I see the Hillsborough disaster as Sheffield's problem because they had iron gates there. An excuse to hike up the prices. There would be no such problem in the Vic in 1989. Overspill in the old Rookery Stand. Just a thought.[/p][/quote]What the hell have you been smoking!? And where can I get some?[/p][/quote]Wtf? Randomville... Sunshine bus will be. Around later ..... Hampshire hornet
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2:22pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Travelling Hornet says...

Sounds like palms have yet to be greased!
Sounds like palms have yet to be greased! Travelling Hornet
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5:15pm Thu 10 Jan 13

exeterhornet says...

ORBY and muzzy 999
send me your tel nos and email address to davidwatts1959@hotma
il.com and i'll be in touch.
There are hundreds of hornets in devon and cornwall - it just needs organising
ORBY and muzzy 999 send me your tel nos and email address to davidwatts1959@hotma il.com and i'll be in touch. There are hundreds of hornets in devon and cornwall - it just needs organising exeterhornet
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