Following the official opening of the transfer window on Thursday, Nyasa Big Bullets have highlighted defence as a key area earmarked for improvement while Civo United wants to boost its striking force.
Bullets coach Mavuto Lungu said on Wednesday that he has asked the executive committee to sign two defenders, a midfielder and a striker.
Though the people’s team conceded the least number of goals in the just-ended season (24), Lungu said they will have to be more solid to defend the title.
But he refused to name the players they are targeting: “We have submitted our request to our executive team and we are optimistic that they will secure the players we need,” he said.
Wanderers moved in quickly to secure the services of Fisd Wizards midfielder Ernest Tambe and Chitawira Rangers defender Rafiq Namwera, both of whom were Bullets targets.
Meanwhile, Lungu said they were not troubled by their failure to secure the services of the pair.
“They are good players, but we will not lose sleep over their decision to sign for our rivals. We believe that we can find equally good players,” he said.
Meanwhile, Bullets chairperson Sam Chilunga has promised to be active in the market.
“We have been in touch with the technical team and we are working to improve the squad,” he said.
On his part, Civo coach Oscar Kaunda said they are hunting for strikers to boost their attacking following a disappointing season in which they finished on position 10.
“If we are to challenge for the title, we need to be ruthless upfront. If we can get two strikers then we have a chance to win the title,” he said.
The Civil Servants hit 25 goals in the Super League to rank among teams with a poor scoring record. Airborne Rangers were least scorers after bagging 21 goals.
The top scoring sides were Bullets with 52 while Blue Eagles had 45 and Red Lions netted 42 times. n