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Big Bullets mum on Peter Banda fee

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Albert Chigoga

Glad Africa Championship side TS Sporting say they remain interested in signing Nyasa Big Bullets attacking midfielder Peter Banda but the Malawi club is yet to name the price for the talented youngster.

The South African club wrote Bullets last month to make the offer for the former Griffin Young Stars player. However, Bullets have been reluctant to do business with the South African club who also signed another Malawian Chawanangwa Kaonga from Costa do Sol of Mozambique in January.

In an interview Sunday, Sporting owner Slungu Thobela said the club was still waiting for the transfer fee from Bullets.

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“We are very much interested in the player. But Bullets have not responded to us and we are still hoping that they will respond shortly,” Thobela said.

Banda can play on either flanks and signed a three-year contract with Bullets in February this year.

South Africa Malawian based senior journalist Benjamin Nyirenda who is helping organising the deal for Banda to Sporting agreed that they are waiting the offer from Bullets on the player.

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Nyirenda said as soon as Bullets make the offer for the player then all procedures and process of buying will start.

“Yes for now all Sporting is waiting for is an offer from Bullets. We have been talking to Mr. Albert Chigoga and Mr. Escort Chinula and everything is in order from our side. We just need to get an offer from them then we start the negotiations. We are very serious about Peter and we want him for next season,” the former Wankhumbata Ensemble Theatre Actor said.

However, Bullets chief administrator, Albert Chigoga said they responded to Sporting.

“Our position is very clear that we are ready to release the player if the right offer comes. But we want the deal which will be good for the player and the club,” Chigoga said.

Banda was named as TNM Super League player of the year last season after helping Bullets to defend the league title.

Banda was also on the radar of Silver Strikers but decided to stay put at Bullets having spent a season on loan. 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.

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