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Blue Eagles rebuff Wanderers on transfer target

Blue Eagles have told Be Forward Wanderers that attacking midfielder Vitumbiko Kumwenda is not for sale.

The Nomads expressed interest in signing the versatile attacker from the Area 30-based side in the ongoing transfer window.

But Eagles chairperson, Alexander Ngwala, told Wanderers that Kumwenda was not for sale at any price.

“He is going nowhere and we told Wanderers that we cannot sell him. We have already included him in our squad for the season, so they should forget signing him,” Ngwala said.

Wanderers General- Secretary, Victor Maunde confirmed that Eagles refused to do business with them.

“We wrote Eagles for discussion but they said they cannot sell the player. But we are still hopeful that Eagles will soften up because we want to engage them further. We also have several options and we will continue pursuing them,” Maunde said.

According to Maunde, the club was also looking to sign one goalkeeper before the transfer window closes. The Nomads have already signed defender Lughano Kayira, strikers Juma Yatina and Peter Wadabwa. Nigerian striker Babatunde Adepoju returned to the club after a move to Silver Strikers flopped due to transfer disagreements.

Kumwenda has been one of the consistent players for Eagles for the past two years. Last year, he was part of the deadly striking force which included Schumacher Kuwali, Foster Biton and Micium Mhone. The attacking midfielder can play on the left and right flanks.

Wanderers have wingers Mike Kaziputa, Richard Rabson, Felix Zulu and Isaac Kaliati.

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