FDH Bank Cup champions Silver Strikers have made a huge statement on the transfer market after bolstering their squad with three new players in the ongoing window.
Silver announced the signing of Chitipa United defender Hardy Ng’andu on a three-year deal on Monday.
Ng’andu becomes the third player to join the Reserve Bank of Malawi-sponsored side after Uchizi Vunga (Mzuzu Warriors) and Emanuel Muyira.
Silver Communications and Fans Engagement Officer David Daniel Dauda said three more new players were expected to join the club.
“We are not yet done on the transfer market. We expect to sign a striker, a midfielder and probably another defender before the start of the season,” he said.
Dauda said the team’s coach Daniel Kabwe recommended all the new players.
“We are signing the players based on recommendations from Kabwe. He is also happy with the new players and he is looking forward to working with them,” Dauda said.
Striker Chawanangwa Kaonga also returned to the club after the expiry of his contract with Glad Africa Championship side TS Sporting in South Africa.
The Central Bankers, who have gone seven consecutive years without winning the TNM Super League trophy, are expected to promote some players from their reserve side.
Tathedwa Willard, Frank Chizuze and Levison Gopani are some of the players earmarked for promotion.
However, the club also released five players namely defenders Herbert Wayenkha, Trevor Kalema, Hadji Wali, midfielders Thuso Paipi and Mphatso Dzongololo.
Wayenkha has already joined Kamuzu Barracks on a three-year contract.
Former Flames midfielder Sherry Msuku said Silver have shown seriousness ahead of the season.
“Kabwe is building a strong team. I expect them to be the favourites to win the league next season,” he said.
Apart from Silver, several clubs including Nyasa Big Bullets, Civil Service United and Karonga United have offloaded players.