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Nomads’ Nigerian defender in this week

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Be Forward Wanderers have received a boost as their latest Nigerian recruit, Aseperi Saheed Oluwashinaayomi, is expected to jet in this week.

The Nomads’ General Secretary, Mike Butao, confirmed that the free agent is expected in the country from tomorrow.

“Tentatively, he will sign a two-year contract. But all depends on how he performs when he comes. Therefore, this is a provisional arrangement as he did not attend trials,” he said.

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“First, we need more numbers in the central defence and we hope that he can add the numbers. Secondly, we need quality so that we can have more options.”

Oluwashinaayomi already received an International Transfer Clearance from Football Association of Malawi, but it is not known if his work permit is ready.

He would face competition from Boston Kabango, Kondwani Lufeyo, Foster Namwera, Peter Nselema and Bongani Kaipa in the central defence.

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The Nomads have had defensive mishaps leading to constant changes at the back, including using three goalkeepers—Nenani Juwaya, Bester Phiri and Peter Munthali in eight league and Presidential Cup matches.

Before this past weekend’s fixtures, the Nomads had conceded seven goals in five league matches and nearly saw a 4-0 lead wiped out by Red Lions in the last 10 minutes of a Presidential Cup game which Wanderers won 4-3 last Wednesday.

But, Butao insisted that there was no defensive crisis at the club.

“Very few teams can boast of the same quality that we have in our starting back-four. Some of our challenges have been tactical and they have ended up exposing the defence. These are the things that we are continually trying to rectify between us and the technical panel,” he said.

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