Defender Emmanuel Zoya has returned to Civil Sporting Club at the expiry of his contract with TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets while Karonga United striker Sherrif Shamama has joined Silver Strikers on a four-year deal.
Zoya, who captained the Civil Servants before joining Bullets three seasons ago, confirmed the move yesterday, saying they offered him a two-year contract, which he is expected to sign next Monday.
“At present, I only have a pre-contract, but I will sign the actual deal on Monday as I first need to go through the offer. But I can confirm that I have rejoined my former club,” said the 2017 TNM Super League Defender of the Season.
Civil Sporting general secretary Ronald Chiwaula could neither confirm nor deny the contract offer to Zoya, but said chances of the player’s return are 90 percent.
He said other players on trials include Masters Security FC forward Vincent Nyangulu.
“We have a number of players that are trying their luck at Sporting, but Zoya is on top of our list for possible outright contract signing. I cannot say Zoya is on trials because we already know his track record and abilities. It is the other players that need to prove that they can fit into our system,” Chiwaula said.
On Shamama, Silver general secretary Lawrence Yobe said they have roped in the striker due to his goal-scoring prowess at Karonga.
“Our technical panel identified the scoring department as our weakest link last season and we are confident that Shamama will fill the gap as he was Karonga’s top scorer in the Super League last season,” he said.
Also on trials at Silver are Mzuzu University captain Luwano Kayira and former Be Forward Wanderers and Masters Security midfielder Rafiq Mussa.