Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers believe their current squads are good enough to compete in the CAF competitions that kick off on September 10.
Bullets chief administration officer Albert Chigoga and Silver chief executive officer Thokozani Chimbali said this after being asked what they will do if they fail to sign their targeted players to beef up their squads.
Bullets are set to take part in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League while Silver will participate in the CAF Confederations Cup.
At present, Bullets have roped in former Mighty Wanderers striker BabatundeAdepoju an addition to their provisional squad hunting while Silver earmark the services of Muhammad Sulumba (Civil Service United), Gastin Simkonda (Moyale Barracks), Chikoti Chirwa (Red Lions) and ChrispinMkangama (Karonga United).
With FAM, recently giving them the freedom to sign players from other clubs despite the domestic transfer window being closed, the two sides said they still have time to strengthen their squads but they are not desperate.
Meanwhile, Bullets have registered 23 players for their CAF assignments and they can still take on board 17 more to reach the maximum of 40.
On the other hand, Central Bankers have registered 32 players and still have room for eight more.
“Of course, we are targeting to sign a number of players, which we cannot disclose at the moment. However, we are not in a hurry and we will not be disappointed if we fail to get them on board because we still have trust in our current squad,” said Chigoga.
He added that Bullets will patiently and carefully select their targets because they will need long-term contracts with the new signings.
On his part, Chimbali said Silver are also not under pressure to get on board new players.
“If the other clubs fail to release the four players we have targeted to sign or we fail to negotiate terms with the players, we will make do with our existing squad, which cannot disappoint on the continental stage,” he said.
Bullets last competed in the CAF Champions League in 2019 when they stuttered in the first round following a 3-2 aggregate loss to Zimbabwe’s FC Platinum while Silver last competed in 2018 when they were booted out at the same stage by Gabonese outfit Ambere Sports Club following a 4-3 defeat.