Peter Banda is about to realise his dream of playing outside Malawi as the Peoples Team has started talks with South Africa First Division side TS Sporting.
Bullets chief administration officer, Albert Chigoga, said discussions were underway, however he was not willing to discuss the terms of the deal.
“Discussions have started but I can’t say how much we are looking for. They [TS] are yet to respond,” Chigoga said.
Bullets have been in talks with TS for two weeks now and it would now appear the TNM Super League champions are destined to part ways with their priced asset.
Last week Chigoga told the media that Bullets were weighing the offer if it was good for both the player and the club.
“We will not rush into making decisions over Banda. It’s not a one man show. We will involve the technical panel and the board as well. We want to make sure the player goes to a right club,” Chigoga was quoted as saying.
Banda’s manager Griffin Saenda Jr, who is currently in France, said the starlet was now ripe for overseas football.
“The boy has developed gradually over the years having gone through under 14, 18 and 20 leagues. He is now a champion with a Super League medal and also a national team player. We are keeping our fingers crossed and we also thank Bullets for not blocking his potential move,” Saenda said
TS general manager Vusi Ntimane refused to shed more light on the matter saying he is not aware of the development.
“I don’t know anything brother. We haven’t yet started the preparations,” Vusi said.
Banda has been an integral player for Bullets after joining the side from Griffin Young Stars on loan in 2018 but signed a long term deal early this year.
Peter Fote is a Sports Journalist with huge experience in radio and Television reporting, production and presentation. He once worked with Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and is currently working for Times Media Group.