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Nomads to trim ‘bloated’ squad

TNM Super League giants, Be Forward Wanderers, are considering offloading some players before the start of the second round as one way of reducing the club’s costs.

Wanderers registered a star-studded squad of 33 players, including Japanese Genki Nakamura and Nigerian Amos Bello Wanderers’ Vice-Treasurer, Chulu Mkangama, confirmed the development, yesterday saying the squad was becoming unmanageable due to high monthly wage bills.

“As an executive committe, we will meet to analyse the first round and look at targets. Trimming the squad could be one of the items on agenda. So far no decision has been made but we will see what happens before the start of the second round,” he said.

According to Mkangama, the club’s wage bill is estimated at K8 million every month.

However, Mkangama could not reveal the identities of the players likely to face chop.

Reports suggest that defending midfielder Patrick Gunde and Sparrow Msowoya could be among the casualties.

The Nomads were inconsistent in the first round having finished on position seven with 24 points, eight points behind leaders Blue Eagles.

They have only won six games, drawn six and lost three home games in the first round.

Over the weekend, Wanderers were taught some football lessons by Mzuni FC when they lost 4-2 at Kamuzu Stadium in their last match of the first round.

Wanderers have also reached the semifinals of the Carlsberg Cup and they will meet Mangochi Police.

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