Nyasa Big Bullets say they are not done yet on the local player transfer market, declaring that there are three more surprise signings coming up.
The People’s Team chief executive officer (CEO) Fleetwood Haiya said this after pulling a fast one on their age-old rivals Be Forward Wanderers in the signing of blossoming left-back Precious Sambani from Namiwawa Madrid on Friday following the expiry of his loan deal with the Nomads.
“People might have been taken by surprise with Sambani’s signing, but there are more surprises coming.
“There are three more players coming,” said the Bullets CEO who, however, could not be drawn to disclose their names, saying: “Just watch this space!”
Haiya’s declaration comes amid a concern raised by Wanderers that Bullets are also courting their midfielder Rafique Namwera whose contract is due for expiry in March.
He said the four players have been recommended by the team’s technical panel.
“We will try to fulfil their wishes by signing all the players that they have recommended so that they should not have an excuse,” he said.
During the 2018 transfer window, Bullets failed to sign four of their targeted players, including Jack Chiona, Mphatso Philiemon and Lazarus ‘Deco’ Nyemera who were signed by Silver Strikers while the Nomads pulled a fast one on the People’s Team by signing Peter Cholopi.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that Bullets are also chasing Masters Security forward Babatunde Adeboye whose services are also being sought after by the Nomads.
Meanwhile, Super League of Malawi (Sulom) and Football Association of Malawi (FAM) have asked clubs and players to adhere to transfer rules and regulations to avoid misunderstandings.
Said Sulom general secretary Williams Banda: “For the transfers to be orderly and successful, there are procedures and guidelines which are contained under the Rules and Regulations of the League.
“We, therefore, urge the teams as well as players to follow the laid down procedures.”
He said teams should follow domestic player transfer system (DPTS) and Mpira Connect in processing player transfers.
On his part, FAM licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale urged the teams to avoid player-tapping as transfers will only be processed in accordance with player’s status.