Civil Service Club (Civo) have signed former Nyasa Big Bullets duo of midfielder Jaffalie Chande and defender Bashir Maunde as free agents.
Civo general secretary Ronald Chiwaula confirmed the development in an interview yesterday.
He said: “It’s a done deal. We have signed the two on a six-month contract with an option of extension.”
On his part, Chiwaula said they opted for the short-term deal as the club is not sure if the season will be completed due to Covid-19.
“There is talk of a third wave so we are not sure if the season will be completed; hence, the decision to take them on a six-month deal,” he said.
Chande controversially left Bullets in 2016 to join rivals Be Forward Wanderers where he also quit in 2018.
Later,the midfielder had a stint with lower league outfit Mitundu FC before resurfacing at relegated Mlatho Mponela last season.
Maunde, on the other hand, was offloaded by Bullets at the end of the 2019 season after being deemed among players who were surplus to requirement.
The defender, who can also play as a defending midfielder, said he was excited to be part of the Civil Servants after impressing during trials.
The two players replace Raphael Phiri and Nixon Mwase who have joined Malawi Defence Force (MDF), with a possibility of joining one of their clubs.
Civo remain the only unbeaten outfit in the TNM Super League with four wins and four draws and are on position six with 16 points.
They last won the topflight title in 1987 and Chiwaula said this is the time for one of the oldest clubs in the country to win the championship.
“I know some will say this is too early, but for us, I think we can start talking of winning the title right now,” he said.