BY WILLIAMS GONDWA:
TNM Super League leaders, Silver Strikers, have entered the race to sign former Nyasa Big Bullets winger Dalitso Sailesi.
Sailesi terminated his contract with Zambia’s Premier Division side, Lusaka Dynamos, last week over unpaid dues and has since attracted the interest of local and foreign clubs.
Silver General Secretary, Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda, Tuesday said they would not hesitate to jump at the opportunity to sign the attacking midfielder if such an opportunity presented itself.
“He is a good winger; one of the best and we would really want such a player. But I wouldn’t say we have approached him. However, if he is available, we will seriously consider signing him,” Nyirenda said.
The Bankers might lose striker Binwell Katinji and goalkeeper Brighton Munthali, who have gone to South Africa for trials at Highlands Park and Amazulu, respectively.
Sailesi’s Manager, Chingeni Kadam’manja, confirmed that several clubs have approached him but said Bullets will have the first option to re-sign him.
However, Kadam’manja said Sailesi has a final say on which team he wants to play for.
“My player is free to join any club but, as you know, he made a name at Bullets and we have given them the first option to give us an offer. If he wants to play for them, he will join them,” Kadam’manja said.
Bullets Chief Executive officer, Fleetwood Haiya, Tuesday gave a measured response when asked if they would bring back Sailesi.
“Dalitso has been [a player for] Bullets and, indeed, adding him to our squad will be a boost. We will communicate once we secure him,” Haiya said.
Sailesi severed ties with Dynamos following their alleged failure to pay him dues amounting to K7.5 million, according to The Weekend Nation edition of July 7 2018.