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Daniel Kabwe unsure on Zambian players

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Silver Strikers Coach Daniel Kabwe has said it is not certain that he will beef up the squad with his compatriots.

Kabwe, who was in Zambia for off-season holiday, returned yesterday as the club regrouped Tuesday ahead of the forthcoming season.

Kabwe, while acknowledging that he spotted some players in his native country during the holiday, said it would depend on the team’s budget.

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“We have not discussed the matter with the club. This is a tricky issue. I am happy with the current squad and we have added some new players, which is good for us,” Kabwe said.

Silver have already beefed up the squad with two players namely Uchizi Vunga and Emmanuel Muyira from Mzuzu Warriors and Chitipa United, respectively.

Striker Chawanangwa Kaonga also returned to the club.

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Kabwe said he was optimistic that his troops would challenge for all the trophies this season.

“It was a good season for me and the club. I expect the team to do better next season,” he said.

Kabwe did not come with his backroom staff as the club recruited Macdonald Yobe and Macdonald Mtetemera as his assistants. Mtetemera was suspended due to indiscipline.

Recently, Silver also announced that Kabwe, who won two titles with Zanaco in Zambia, had been offered a new contract.

However, Silver Chief Executive Officer Thokozani Chimbali, during a press conference in December last year, did not give more details on Kabwe’s new deal.

“He is the best coach and he is going nowhere,” Chimbali said.

The Zambian had a good season in his debut year in Malawi after helping the club to win the inaugural FDH Bank Cup.

In addition, Silver also finished as runners-up in the TNM Super League and Airtel Top 8 Cup to Nyasa Big Bullets.

Silver do not have a foreign player after they released Nigerian defender Yinus Sheriff and Ghanaian Michael Tetteh before the start of the 2021 season.

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