Silver Strikers defender Lameck Kachimanga is back at the club after his move to play professional football at Dolphins Football Club in Nigeria was put on hold.
Kachimanga was unable to be registered because the foreign quota as required by Nigerian Premier League (NPL) was full, according to acting general secretary Fred Kalonga.
“It is true Lameck is back in the country and will play for us until January when he is expected to return to Nigeria. He was told that the foreign quota was full that is why he had to come back,” said Kalonga.
He said the player is a timely addition to the squad after Silver failed to sign John Lanjesi from Civo United.
“We are glad to have him for the second-round, I think he will be an important addition for the club. We failed to sign Lanjesi as Civo management refused a swap deal. We offered to pay K3 million plus another player (name withheld) but they refused,” said Kalonga.
With just two weeks to the close of the transfer window, Silver are facing a race against time to beef up their squad.
“We are having a meeting with the technical panel to try and find out what kind of players they will need in the team. Once we get to know the players they want, we will go flat out to acquire those players. We want to beef up our squad so that it can compete for silverware,” said Kalonga.
Silver have reshuffled their technical panel after poor performance in the league and cup games. They have replaced Stain Chirwa with Young Chimodzi as head coach. They have also roped in former coach Lovemore Fazili as Chimodzi’s deputy.