Big Bullets’ Precious Sambani invited for trials, 3 others linked with South African clubs


A window of opportunity has opened for Nyasa Big Bullets defender Precious Sambani as he has been invited for two-week trials at DStv Premiership side Lamontiville Golden Arrows this month.

Sambani, formerly of Mighty Wanderers, is expected to fly out of the country to the Rainbow Nation tomorrow and return home on February 8.

The Flames versatile defender becomes the second Bullets player in two weeks to undergo trials after forward Peter Banda was also invited at Moldovan side FC Sheriff Tiraspol.


Bullets Chief Administrator Albert Chigoga said the player would undergo trials with the club’s blessings.

“We are delighted that our players continue to attract the attention of clubs in Africa and Europe. It means a lot to the club and this shows that we have the best crop of players. This encourages the rest of the players to work harder so that they advance their football careers,” he said.

However, Sambani was not readily available for his comment Sunday.


Flames captain John Banda was excited with the news.

“I am wishing him well. His success is our success. If he will clinch a deal, the Flames will also benefit a lot. I hope more opportunities will open for Flames players soon,” he said.

Sambani alongside Peter attended trials, which former Flames coach Ronny Van Geneudgen facilitated at Club Brugge in Belgium, but failed to make the grade.

The former Namiwawa defender was also earmarked for trials in Ukraine at FC Rukh Lviv alongside striker Hassan Kajoke but the trails did not materialise due to some problems.

If Sambani clinches a deal, he will be the fourth Malawian to play for Arrows after Chiukepo Msowoya, Limbikani Mzava and Frank Gabadinho Mhango.

Mhango scored five goals while on loan at the club whereas Msowoya just scored an own goal in a six-month spell.

Early this year, Sambani wanted to terminate his contract with Bullets as he had some issues with the club.

But he stayed put after discussions with the club.

Sambani joined Bullets after spending two seasons at Wanderers on loan from Namiwawa.

Meanwhile, three more Bullets players have been linked with clubs in South Africa. Striker Kajoke and midfielders Chimwemwe Idana and Mike Mkwate are reportedly on the radar of GladAfrica championship side Polokwane City.

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