Nyasa Big Bullets open Peter Banda talks with Simba FC

Suzgo Nyirenda

Tanzanian giants Simba FC are in advanced talks with Nyasa Big Bullets as they step up efforts to sign talented attacker Peter Banda.

Banda’s six-month loan deal with Moldova National Division champions Tiraspol Sheriff expired on Saturday.

However, Sheriff failed to exercise their options to make the deal permanent by July 15 2021, opening the door for other clubs to snatch the blossoming forward.


Bullets Chief Executive Officer Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed that discussions with Simba were at an advanced stage.

“Sheriff had a chance to activate the clause to make the deal permanent but they have not written us officially. There are several clubs in Europe and Africa that are interested in him but Simba have shown strong interest.

“We hope, by the end of this week, we will finalise everything with Simba so that we allow them to agree personal terms with the player,” Nyirenda said.


Simba had made a tempting offer to lure the 20-year-old star after they were impressed with his performance during a recent international friendly between Malawi and Tanzania.

The Tanzanian club are reportedly offering Banda five times what he was getting at Sheriff, who also offer Uefa Champions League football.

Football consultant Kelvin Moyo said the youngster might be in dilemma.

“It will depend on the decision he will make. In Europe, things are more advanced compared to Africa but it is up to the player and his manager,” he said.

Banda was in the starting lineup for Sheriff in the Uefa Champions League second round match as they beat Armenian side FC Alashkert 3-1 to progress to the third round after 4-1 on aggregate.

The former Griffin Young Stars player had a good debut season in Moldova after helping Sheriff to defend the league, having scored five goals and provided six assists in 12 matches.

Meanwhile, Young Sports African (Yanga) are on the verge of signing former Silver Strikers forward Jimmy Ukonde after he impressed during trials from UD Songo of Mozambique.

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