After monopolising the transfer window at the beginning of the season, Be Forward Mighty Wanderers now have surplus players that cannot be sustained by the team’s wage bill.
Most of the players are not even making it on the bench and the Nomads have since indicated that they will loan out about 11 of them to other teams in the TNM Super League at the end of the first round.
Vice general secretary, Christopher Kananji, confirmed this in an interview with The Daily Times.
“We have a bloated squad of over 30 players, but some are yet to taste league action because of stiff competition, so we have decided to approach several clubs whom we feel can take them on board on loan,” he said.
The Nomads are enjoying a lucrative annual sponsorship of K70 million from Japanese car dealers Be Forward, but the going seems to be tough with the players complaining of not receiving their allowances in recent weeks.
But Kananji said the decision to loan out the players was not arising due to financial constraints, but rather for the players to have enough game time at other clubs.
“The players whom we intend to loan out are not surplus to requirement, but we don’t want to be seen as if we are hindering their future, in fact by loaning them out it means we are preserving them and at the end of the season, we will retain them”, said Kananji.
Teams that have been lined up to get the players include Azam Tigers, Epac and Civo United.
Though the names of the players to be loaned have not been revealed, The Daily Times has established that amongst them are Ibrahim Sadick, Eliya Munthali and Khumbo Ng’ambi.