Mighty Mukuru Wanderers have received a timely boost in their quest to sign Blue Eagles attacker Gaddie Chirwa after the player handed in a transfer request.
In a letter dated December 23, 2022, and addressed to Eagles General Secretary, the player appreciate support he has been getting from the police side but asked the team to discuss transfer fees with the newly crowned Airtel Top 8 Cup champions.
“I ask your kind office sir, to negotiate with Mighty Mukuru Wanderers so that I can transfer to their team with your blessings. I have been a loyal servant of Blue Eagles Football Club and I highly value the grooming, guidance and support I have received in my time at the club.
“May I therefore thank you for the love you have shown me in giving Wanderers permission to discuss personal terms with me. I sincerely, thank you for this selflessness. I wish to let you know that I have now talked to Wanderers, and we have agreed personal terms. Please proceed to finalise the transfer with them,” part of the letter read.
Chirwa’s brother and agent, Sammy, confirmed that the player had handed in the transfer request following a family meeting.
“We met as a family and a decision was made that he should request Blue Eagles to discuss transfer fees with Wanderers,” he said. Eagles Chairperson Alex Ngwala said they will respect the player’s decision. “We will proceed as advised,” he said.
Wanserers Commercialisation Chairperson Clement Stambuli said they were thrilled with the development. “We are following all transfer protocols.
We discussed with the player after we got consent from his club.
He is one of the players whom the coach felt we needed in the team,” he said.
Chirwa has played for Eagles for three seasons and he scored 11 goals for the Area 30 side in all competitions this season.
Initially, Eagles had blocked transfer discussions on Friday, alleging that the player was against the move.
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