South African National First Division side TS Sporting has offered Nyasa Big Bullets wonderkid an outright deal, but broker of the deal Paul Kamanga has accused the People’s Team of trying to block the move.
In an e-mail from the South African second-tier outfit signed by its chairperson S.J. Thobela dated May 12 2020 addressed to Bullets chief executive officer Escort Chinula and chief administration officer Albert Chigoga the club asks Bullets to release the player.
“TS Sporting FC, a professional football club based in Nelspruit, South Africa, hereby shows interest in the above-mentioned player, who is currently playing for you. Kindly let us know if you will be interested in releasing the player and the conditions,” reads the letter in part.
However, Kamanga yesterday said despite several reminders to Bullets for action on the request, they have not been forthcoming.
He said: “I spoke to Mr. Chigoga and he acknowledged receipt of the letter, but almost a week down the line, there has been no response.”
However, Chigoga yesterday expressed ignorance on the issue, saying: “I am not aware of the matter. I have not seen that letter or e-mail.”
But Kamanga countered: “He is not being honest.”
The gifted winger, who won the Player of the Season Award last year, was not available for comment.
Banda has a three-year running contract, having joined the People’s Team permanently this year from Griffin Young Stars.
Son to the late Nyasa Big Bullets legend Chikondi Banda, Peter took the TNM Super League by storm after he was loaned to Bullets last season.
The midfielder played a crucial role in Bullets’ TNM Super League title defence.
He is also one of the few players to have made it into the national football team, the Flames, while playing for Under-20 outfit Griffin Young Stars.
Soccer analyst George Chiusiwa said that Banda has prospects of playing for a better foreign club than a South Africa’s lower league side.
“Look, other up-and-coming players such as Charles Petro and Francisco Madinga have made it to Europe. With all due respect, I think Peter deserves something better that a lower league side,” he said.