Silver Strikers dealt target blow

Nomads reject K10 million bid for Babatunde Adepoju


Silver Strikers have failed in their bid to sign Be Forward Wanderers striker, Babatunde Adepoju, at K10 million.

The 2019 Airtel Top 8 Cup winners are searching for a seasoned striker having lost last season’s TNM Super League golden boot winner, Khuda Muyaba, who joined South Africa’s Premier Soccer League side, Polokwane City.

The Reserve Bank of Malawi-sponsored side has released about 17 players and is looking for potent replacements.


But the offer of K10 million has not been good enough to convince the cash-strapped Wanderers to let go of their Nigerian goal poacher.

The Nomads’ Team Manager, Victor Maunde, said no amount of money will force them to sell Babatunde locally.

“The offer was on the lower side. Maybe if it were over K15 million we could have considered. Still more it won’t make sense to sell him to a local side. We don’t want to empower our opponents,” he said.


However, Silver Board of Trustees Chairperson, Victor Madhlopa, said talks on the matter were continuing.

“We have been talking with Wanderers directly and it’s true that our opening bid has been rejected. We will still engage them [Nomads] maybe we can get a breakthrough,” he said.

Silver are on the hunt for top players as they aim at winning all trophies in the 2020 season.

The Capital City giants have also identified Blue Eagles striker, Foster Bitoni, as a potential replacement for Muyaba but their key target remains Babatunde.

The Central Bankers are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to dominate the local game after recently going commercial.

Silver have hired Zambian Coach, Daniel Kabwe, and he will be assisted by MacDonald Yobe and MacDonald Mtetemera.

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