Silver Strikers Coach, Daniel Kabwe, has expressed readiness to welcome constructive ideas from the club’s former players ahead of the new season.
The Zambian, together with his backroom staff, met the ex-players at Silver Clubhouse in Lilongwe’s Area 47 Thursday.
Kabwe said the meeting was important as the team was undergoing a rebuilding exercise. “I am looking forward to new challenges. It will be good to work with some of the club’s legends and I am ready to welcome advice from them,” he said.
Kabwe, a two-time champion of the Zambian MTN League with Zanaco FC, has a daunting task to win all trophies in the forthcoming season as demanded by the Central Bankers.
Former Silver team manager Francis Songo, who chaired the meeting, said the legends were prepared to work with the board and secretariat in various corporate and social undertakings on and off the pitch.
“As the team embarks on a commercialization drive this year, we would like to offer our support. The club has taken a bold and commendable step which must be supported by all stakeholders,” Songo said.
Other former players who accompanied Songo are Stain Chirwa, Panganeni Ndovie, Walford Sululu, McNeil Chitsundi, John Paipi, James Kaniche, Elia Maduka, Peter Pindani and Johnstone Kumwenda.
The Airtel Top 8 champions are on a massive rebuilding exercise ahead of the new season having gone six consecutive years without winning the TNM Super League.
As part of the exercise, Silver have signed Foster Biton from Blue Eagles, TN Stars’ Stain Davie, Antony Singini of Karonga United and Chikondi Kamanga, a free agent.
The club has released 20 players, including Victor Limbani, Hygiene Mwandepeka, Green Harawa, Ernest Tambe, Mike Ntonyo, Lazarus Nyemera and Mphatso Philimon.