Peter Banda eyes Super League
Rising football star, Peter Banda, has said he is done with the FMB Under-20 Football League and wants to play for a Super League side next season.
The youngster helped his side, Griffin Young Stars, to win the FMB national title after beating Sanwecka 3-0 in the final at Mulanje Park Stadium on Saturday.
Banda was linked with some Super League teams last season but his manager-cum-grandfather, Griffin Saenda senior, opposed the idea, saying he needed to concentrate on school and mature.
Banda said he would discuss with his grandfather and Coach, Griffin Saenda junior, before deciding which side to join.
“I think I am now mature to face the realities of the Super League. I think I can make it in the top league because some of the players [in the Super League] are not that good,” he said.
“Last year, I wanted to move but when they said I shouldn’t, I listened to them. This time I think it is time for me to face another challenge and develop my game. So, we will discuss how to go about it.”
Banda, who turns 18 next month, said his decision would depend on the offers from interested clubs.
However, Saenda Junior said they were yet to make a decision on Banda.
“We can’t block him. As a club, we would love him to move outside [the country] where coaches would be mindful of his development. Otherwise, most of the clubs in Malawi don’t know how to safeguard such gems,” Saenda Junior said.
This season, Banda scored 30 goals in 38 games after his side finished the season unbeaten. Last season, he scored 23 goals. He can play either as a striker or midfielder.
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