Newly-promoted TNM Super League side, TN Stars, have earmarked two players from Ghana to beef up their squad ahead of next season.
Stars are the first team from Kasungu District to earn promotion into the elite league from Central Region Football Association’s (CRFA) Premier Division.
Team Manager, Khumbo Chipeta, Thursday said the two players were expected to arrive in the country next week.
“Currently, we are not ready to release the identities of the players. But what you should know is that the players are from an academy which we have an exchange programmes with. TN Stars is in agreement with some academies in South Africa and Ghana. Last year, our players went to Two Oceans Academy in South Africa, and we also had two from them, and they used to play for us in the Premier Division,” he said.
Chipeta said the coming in of the two foreigners would be important to the team.
Stars have since intensified trials.
“We have received an overwhelming response on the trials being conducted by our assistant Coach, Monkey Chirwa, since our Coach, Meke Mwase, is on national team assignment,” he added.
Meanwhile football analyst Higger Mkandawire has advised Stars to tread carefully on the foreign players.
Mkandawire said big teams in the elite league have tried to bring foreign players who never performed as expected.
“All they can do is build confidence in the players that won the Premier Division so that they can still do better in the top-flight league. Our league should be used to build players who can be exported,” Mkandawire said.
Stars got promoted into the Super League alongside Nchalo United and Karonga United from Southern and Northern regions, respectively
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