Silver meet agrees to reinforce squad

In a bid to arrest Silver Strikers’ decline in form, the club’s executive committee and Stain Chirwa-led coaching panel have resolved to reinforce the squad.

Silver stand-in general secretary Fred Kalonga confirmed that Monday’s meeting established that the Bankers were thin on depth following exits of former captain Young Chimodzi Junior, Chawanangwa Kawonga, Frank Banda, Lameck Kachimanga, Charles Swini and Frank Banda to foreign clubs.

Dejected Silver Strikers players
Dejected Silver Strikers players

The Bankers, who have suffered three straight defeats and six in the TNM Super League in the first-round alone, signed Victor Limbani, Timothy Chitedze, Ian Banda and Tizgobere Kumwenda, but the coaches felt some of the new acquisitions needed more exposure.

“We did not set targets for them. Everyone is crying for results and that is what we all agreed. They were talking about a lack of depth and when I asked them if we have quality, they said yes. They just noted that some players lack exposure, which they can gain by being loaned out,” Kalonga explained.

Silver have since targetted the mid-season transfer window to make reinforcements, but Chirwa is yet to provide the executive an actual list of transfer targets.

Kalonga had earlier indicated that they would set performance parameters for the coaches.

Silver captain Lucky Malata yesterday said since he was in Flames camp, he was not aware of the meeting. Chirwa was not readily available for a comment.

Silver assistant coach Peter Mgangira and team manager Francis Songo said only Chirwa speaks on the playing team’s behalf. With two games to finish the first-round, Silver are seventh on 19 points from 13 games.

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