Flames goalie sneaks out?
Brighton Munthali eyes Mozambique move
TNM Super League giants Silver Strikers are set to lose first choice goalkeeper Brighton Munthali who sneaked to Mozambique and reportedly signed a one-year deal with newly promoted Mocambola League side Associacao Black Bulls.
Munthali is conspicuously missing from Silver’s first week of training under new Coach Daniel Kabwe.
A source within the club confirmed that Munthali sneaked to Mozambique to seal the deal with Black Bulls.
“He is in Mozambique and we have been reliably informed that he agreed personal terms with the Mozambican team,” said the source.
However, Silver board of trustees Chairperson Victor Madhlopa brushed aside any speculation on Munthali, saying he would resume training today.
“Those are just rumours that I cannot confirm. We expect him to report for training tomorrow [today]. He is either
at his home village, as he earlier communicated, or elsewhere,” Madhlopa said.
However, reports indicate that Silver and the Mocambola rookies have started discussions on the player.
Silver have second choice custodian Charles Thom and third choice goalie Steve Micheta who could fill the void should Munthali indeed leave.
Following the uncertainty on Munthali’s future, Silver are also targeting former Flames goalkeeper Charles Swini who is yet to return to UD Songo after the expiry of his deal.
Munthali was under fire at Silver towards the end of last season after he conceded four goals in the Fisd Challenge Cup semifinal loss to Blue Eagles
But Munthali confirmed yesterday that he had indeed gone to Mozambique but insisted that no deal had been agreed.
“I am home and I have not signed a deal with them. The club is still talking to Silver. I just went to Mozambique for trials,” Munthali said.
Meanwhile, Silver Team Manager Peter Mgangira said the club regrouped on Tuesday in preparation for the new season.
“We have started our preparations with both new and old faces. It will be up to the coach to come up with the final list but the players are working hard,” Mgangira, who returned to the club just six months after he was sacked as assistant coach, said.
The Central Bankers are desperate to win the TNM Super League title this year after six years.
The Airtel Top 8 champions are on the verge of signing Blue Eagles striker, Foster Biton, as a replacement for Khuda Muyaba who joined South African Premier Soccer League side Polokwane City alongside former Be Forward Wanderers defender Dennis Chembezi.
Defender Lucky Malata and midfielder Blessings Tembo, who left for Wanderers and Civo United, respectively, are also linked with a return to the club.