Blue Eagles sign 2 strikers


Blue Eagles were the busiest team on transfer window deadline day after completing deals for former Nyasa Big Bullets forward Patrick Phiri and Mighty Tigers striker Tony Mbulu.

Phiri, who left Bullets after the expiry of his contract, joined Eagles as a free agent whereas Mbulu, younger brother to Flames striker Richard, signed a two-a-and-half year contract.

Eagles striker Gaddie Chirwa also extended his contract until 2024 having joined from Chintheche United.


The Eagles posted on their official Facebook Page yesterday that a defender was also on the verge of joining the club.

“Welcome Patrick and Tony to Eagles family,” reads a post on Eagles Facebook Page.

Both Phiri and Mbulu are seasoned goal scorers in domestic football, having proved their worth at Bullets and Tigers, respectively.


Eagles Chairperson Alexander Ngwala, who retained his seat on Friday, confirmed the deals.

Under-fire Eagles Coach Gerald Phiri Senior recently said his team needed reinforcement after losing some key players at the end of last season.

At the end of the 2019 season, Eagles lost Schumacher Kuwali (UD Songo), Foster Biton (Silver) and Vitumbiko Kumwenda, who joined Mighty Wanderers.

Phiri and Mbulu will compete for places against Maxwell Salambula, Mphatso Philimon and John Malidadi Junior.

Phiri has gone through the development ranks, having represented Malawi at junior level before graduating to the senior national football

The pint-sized striker scored in a 2-1 loss to Comoros Islands in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers.

There was less business during the transfer window which closed Sunday.

Among high-profile transfers include the deal for Blessings Tembo, who returned to Silver Strikers from Civil Service United, whereas Josiah Duwa joined Karonga United from Ntopwa FC.

Yamikani Chester also returned to Mighty Wanderers after three years.

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