Civil Sporting Club have extended the contract of Raphael Phiri, to end Nyasa Big Bullets’ interest in the promising striker.
Phiri was tipped to follow Righteous Banda to Bullets, but Civil acted swiftly by extending his contract to 2022.
“We don’t want to lose our top players. This is why we have managed to keep Raphael. It was difficult holding on to Righteous because he had already made up his mind to join Bullets. So, we didn’t want to be seen as standing in his way,” he said.
Civil also want to offload six players ahead of next season.
“Currently, our technical panel is reviewing the players’ performance, and they have indicated that about six will be released. However, it is too early to mention names,” Chiwaula said.
Meanwhile, Chiwaula has said they want to, in respect of their scouting philosophy, sign players from the FMB Under-20 National League.
“We don’t want to go for Super League players who will find it difficult to fit into our system. We are looking for FMB under-20 players because we can easily groom them. If we don’t get any in the junior league then we will consider players from regional leagues such as Chipiku,” he said.
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