Nyasa Big Bullets outcast Chiukepo Msowoya has inched closer to joining Mighty Wanderers after turning up for the team’s training at Country Club Limbe Monday.
Both Wanderers and Chiukepo confirmed the development, saying they plan to finalise the deal in the course of this week.
Wanderers Public Affairs Manager Ernest Maganga said they needed to balance up the squad having lost strikers Peter Wadabwa and Babatunde Adepoju, who joined Bullets midway through the last season.
“We lost Babatunde to rivals Bullets and we have Peter Wadabwa who announced his retirement last week. Therefore, we need to balance up the striking force. We will not rest until we have quality in the team,” he said.
Chiukepo said he would pen a two-year deal at Wanderers.
“Yes I have started training with Wanderers. We will finalise the deal in the next few days. I want to play football to do what I know best; scoring goals. I am the jersey 14 you knew and I hope for the better,” said Chiukepo who was offloaded at Bullets alongside Zicco Mkanda, Sankhani Mkandawire, Dalitso Sailesi, Bright Munthali, Pilirani Zonda, Chimango Kaira and Nelson Kangunje following the expiry of their contracts.
Meanwhile, Maganga has confirmed that some new players were trying their luck at the club.
“I have a number of players who are training with us. The technical panel will make a final decision upon assessing the players,” he said.
Nomads have welcomed new players including Muhammad Sulumba from Civil Service United, former Silver Strikers player Kondwani Mwaila and Issak Emmanuel, formerly of Tanzanian side African Lyon.
Former Wanderers general secretary David Kanyenda has said Chiukepo would be a good addition to the club.
“Wanderers currently don’t have proper strikers. They had Vincent Nyangulu who is about to join a Mozambican club. They need a striker and Chiukepo is available on the market for free. I still believe he has some two or three seasons at the top level,” Kanyenda said.
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