Wanderers join Babatunde chase
By Mabvuto Kambuwe:
Blantyre giants Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers are reportedly battling for the signature of Masters Security FC gangling forward Babatunde Adoboye.
Wanderers and Bullets want to bolster their squads.
Bullets first showed interest in the Nigerian as they wanted him on loan for Caf Champions League assignments against Kenya’s Gor Mahia but the deal fell through.
Now, Wanderers have reportedly joined the race to sign the Nigerian who was voted Masters’ best player for 2018 season.
Sources at Masters confirmed that Wanderers have made an offer for the versatile attacker.
“His contract with Masters expired on December 31 2018, so there are several teams looking for his signature. It would depend on his choice but Wanderers have shown serious interest in him,” the source said.
Masters General Secretary (GS), Zachariah Nyirenda, refused to comment on the matter.
“I do not want to comment on the issue for some reasons,” he said.
Wanderers GS, Mike Butao, was not available for a comment.
Recently, Babatunde said he was weighing options ahead of next season.
Former Nyasa Big Bullets striker, Andrew Chikhosi, said Babatunde is a complete player.
“He has skill and works hard. It is very rare to find strikers of his quality and I am not surprised that top teams are interested in his services. He can be a perfect fit for any team,” he said.
It appears Wanderers want to beef up the squad in view of Yamikani Chester’s imminent departure to United States of America on loan, after agreeing a deal with Czech Republic side MFK Vitkovice.
Wanderers endured mixed fortunes in the just-ended season after failing to defend the TNM Super League but won the Fisd Challenge Cup when they beat Silver Strikers 3-2.
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