By Mabvuto Kambuwe:
The two teams have been the busiest on the market in the ongoing transfer window where Bullets signed defenders Precious Sambani and Gomezgani Chirwa, defensive midfielder Ben Manyozo and striker Luke Chima whereas Wanderers have signed strikers Babatunde Adepoju and Peter Kasonga, and midfielder Francis Mkonda.
While keeping a tight lid on their total expenditure in the transfer window, both clubs confirmed that they are done with signing their transfer targets for the 2019 season.
Bullets Chief Executive Officer, Fleetwood Haiya, said they have recruited players their technical panel asked for.
“We have managed to get what the technical panel wanted and we believe the players we have signed will help us to perform well in the new season. But we have reserved one slot for signing one more player,” Haiya said.
Bullets have also promoted some players from their reserve side namely Chimwemwe Idana, Charles Petro and Hassan Kajoke.
Bullets are reportedly on the verge of offloading defender Emmanuel Zoya and striker Collen Nkhulambe.
Wanderers Chairperson, Gift Mkandawire, also said they are satisfied with their current squad after the recent signings.
“We have completed our signings but the door is not shut. If need arises, we might also get one or two new players but we are satisfied with what we have done on the market,” Mkandawire said.
Wanderers have lost Joseph Kamwendo, Sambani, Esau Kanyenda and Yamikani Chester but believe that the newcomers will fill the void left by the four key players.
Former Bullets and Wanderers striker, Andrew Chikhosi, said the two teams have made good signings for the 2019 season.
“They have signed good players but it will depend on how quickly they will adapt to their new surroundings. Some players take time to settle in a new team; so they need to give them regular game-time if they are to make a difference,” Chikhosi said.
Bullets and Wanderers won one trophy each last season. Bullets won the TNM Super League whereas Wanderers got the Fisd Challenge Cup.
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