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Nomads unsettled by transfer talk

The recent rumour-milling concerning Be Forward Wanderers’ business on the transfer market is said to have unsettled the team, with the coaching panel and executive committee facing pressure from fans.

Wanderers general secretary, Mike Butao, confirmed on Thursday that there were a lot of unconfirmed reports about the club releasing and buying players, a development that has destabilised the team.

“There have been too many negative speculations and this is affecting the players and coaches. The supporters have confronted the coaches expressing their disappointment over unconfirmed reports they heard in the media. It is an unhealthy situation,” he said.

Thus, Butao said, the club would keep a tight lid on all its transfer business.

“We will no longer comment on the players we are releasing or the players we are buying. We will issue a statement when everything is ready,” he said.

Butao could not be drawn to comment on the progress of contractual talks with Japanese trialist, Genki Nakamura.

“There have been disturbing reports about the player, therefore, I will not comment,” he said.

The club is set to release some players today to come up with the final squad for the 2016 season.

Rumours were rife that the club had released Mapopa Kaunda, Kondwani Kumwenda, Khumbo Ng’ambi, Mike Kaziputa, Victor Nyirenda, Jacob Ngwira and Stewart Gerald.

Coach and technical director, Jack Chamangwana, confirmed the release of Ngwira and Nyirenda early this month while adding that striker Precious Msosa would be loaned out.

But, officially, the club has not yet released any player but it has signed Peter Wadabwa, Rafik Namwera and Ernest Tambe.

The Nomads are also assessing returnees Foster Namwera and Jimmy Zakazaka.

Wanderers are searching for their first Super League title in a decade.

Last season, the Nomads won Carlsberg Cup, finished fourth in the league and were Standard Bank Cup runners-up.

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