Big Bullets gem Peter Banda joins Sheriff in Moldova
Flames talented attacker Peter Banda has made the grade in Moldova after signing an agreement with Tiraspol Sheriff Tuesday.
The Moldova club announced on its website Tuesday about the agreement with the Nyasa Big Bullets versatile attacker.
However, both clubs did not disclose the transfer fee for the player who has reunited with compatriot Charles Petro, having played together at Bullets for one season while on-loan from Griffin Young Stars.
“FC Sheriff’s leadership has decided to sign an employment agreement with Malawi national team [player], Peter Banda. The parties signed an employment agreement and Peter became part of the large family of FC Sheriff ,” reported the club on its website.
“FC Sheriff team is pleased to welcome Peter and wish him great success in our club’s yellow-black T-shirt.”
Details of contract duration were sketchy.
Banda, the son of late Flames and Bullets playmaker Chikondi Banda was invited for trials from January 15 to February 15.
Moldova based agent Leonid Istrati said the youngster was highly rated.
“Peter has huge potential. It is great news that he has joined a good club,” he said yesterday.
However, Bullets officials were yet to comment on the matter.
The youngster had scored two goals in friendlies for Sheriff.
Banda, who signed a three-year deal with Bullets in February last year, was named as TNM Super League player of the year last season after helping Bullets to defend the league title with 71 points in 2019.
Local sports analyst George Chiusiwa said it was not surprising that the youngster shone during the trials.
“Peter has potential because he has gone through proper developmental stages and he has been flourishing well at Bullets. At all stages of his career, he has been consistent in terms of performances. We need to focus on proper development of young players to export as many as possible to foreign football markets beyond Africa,” he said.
Before he committed his future to Bullets, Banda was also on the radar of Silver Strikers after playing for the People’s Team on a season-long loan deal.
Glad Africa Championship side TS Sporting were also interested in his services but the deal flopped due to disagreements over pricing issues.
The former Under-20 star has attended several trials with some teams abroad including Orlando Pirates, Bidvest Wits in South Africa and Belgian side Club Brugge but was not successful.
Defender Precious Sambani is undergoing trials at South African club Golden Arrows.