Nyasa Big Bullets executive committee is today expected to determine the fate of Owen Chaima, Sankhani Mkandawire and Muhammad Sulumba, who have been on international trials for the past week.
Last week, goalkeeper Chaima and defender Mkandawire went to Tanzania in search of greener pastures at Mbeya City FC while striker Sulumba and defender John Lanjesi went for trials at South Africa Premier Soccer League outfit Polokwane City.
However, it transpired that the trips were not sanctioned by the club’s entire management.
Meanwhile, Kinnah Phiri-coached Mbeya City has offered one-year loan deals for Chaima and Sankhani but, according to Bullets general secretary Kelvin Moyo, they will today meet as an executive to sort out the ‘sticky’ issue.
He said the issue of Sulumba, who is yet to complete trials at Polokwane City, will as well be tabled because prior to the three players’ departure for the trials, certain procedures were not followed.
In a letter that Mbeya City FC’s general secretary Emmanuel Eembe has written to Bullets, it is indicated that they will be giving Chaima and Sankhani “enhanced salaries” and free accommodation for the entire loan period.
“So far, we have received a letter from Mbeya saying they have offered Chaima and Sankhani one-year loan deal each. However, we first have to sit down as an executive committee to determine how to go about the issue,” Moyo said.
“All stakeholders of Bullets such as executive, supporters, trustees and sponsors have to first know what is happening and make their contributions before we can proceed to accept any deal. We want to make sure there is transparency in everything we do.”
Despite that, he insisted the club will make sure the concerned players are not negatively affected in any way.