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Wanderers fail to capture Blue Eagles’ Vitumbiko Kumwenda

ON DEMAND—Kumwenda (left)

TNM Super League side, Blue Eagles have disclosed that they have closed chapter on negotiations with Be Forward Wanderers for attacking midfielder, Vitumbiko Kumwenda.

The Eagles were willing to do business with Wanderers having pegged the player at K3.5million.

Eagles chairperson, Alexander Ngwala, Sunday said they were not blocking the player.

“We do not stand in the players way and we set up a committee to discuss with Wanderers. After days of negotiations, we discovered that Wanderers failed to pay the transfer fee and we have disbanded the negotiations committee,” Ngwala said.

Reports suggest that the player had already agreed personal terms with the Nomads.

The Area 30-based club has already sold strikers, Foster Biton and Schumacher Kuwali, ahead of the season.

They have brought new players namely Gadie Chirwa, Lazarus Nyemera, Mphatso Philimon, Chimwemwe Kunkwawa and Chifuniro Mpinganjira.

Wanderers Vice Chairperson, Christopher Kananji, insisted that the deal would be completed today.

“We will pay the money and complete the deal. He is one of the players we are looking for ahead of the season,” Kananji said.

Kumwenda is one of the versatile wingers on domestic football scene. He formed a formidable striking force alongside Kuwali, Biton and Micium Mhone last season as Eagles came third and won the Fisd Challenge Cup.

If the move materialises, Kumwenda will compete for places against Mike Kaziputa, Richard Rabson, Felix Zulu and Isaac Kaliati.

His deft passes and goal scoring prowess gives home an edge over some Wanderers players.

The Nomads have only signed defender, Lughano Kaira and striker, Juma Yatina from Mzuzu Warriors and Masters Security, respectively. Veteran striker, Peter Wadabwa is expected to return to the team after spending a year in Mozambique.

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