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Silver Strikers Caf targets revealed

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Capital City giants Silver Strikers have identified four players for reinforcement ahead of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Confederation Cup assignments.

Silver Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Thokozani Chimbali refused to confirm the development but sources and other clubs did.

Inside sources disclosed that coach Daniel Kabwe has identified Civil Service United attacker Muhammad Sulumba, Moyale Barracks striker Gasten Simkonda, Red Lions midfielder Chikoti Chirwa and Karonga United midfielder Crispin Mhagama as potential targets.

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Both Civil General Secretary Ronald Chiwaula and Karonga United Chairperson Mathews Tulombolombo confirmed being approached by Silver over the transfer targets.

Chiwaula said they were ready to help Silver by releasing Sulumba to play in Caf Confederation Cup.

“They approached us to know if it were possible to loan them Sulumba and we gave them the greenlight. It is too early to conclude the matter as we are still discussing,” he said.

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Ironically, Sulumba stepped from the bench to help Civil snatch a point from Silver after cancelling out Frank Banda’s opener in a one-all stalemate on Saturday.

Similarly, Tulombolombo said the team will not block Mhagama from joining Silver.

“It is true that Silver want our player. We are discussing with them. If they want him on loan or permanent, we cannot reject because this is a chance for Mhagama to market himself,” Tulombolombo said.

Moyale and Lions officials were unavailable for comment but both Simkonda and Chirwa boast of international experience, having played for the Flames for a long time.

Silver will pay $1,000 to Caf to register the quartet as the deadline for free registration was closed on July 15.

The Bankers registered 32 players for the competition.

Silver will compete in Caf Confederation Cup whereas Nyasa Big Bullets will participate in the Caf Champions League.

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