Be Forward Wanderers captain Alfred Manyozo Jnr says he has reservations on the club’s recent decision to release experienced players such as Zicco Mkanda, Harry Nyirenda and Lucky Malata.
The Nomads’ executive committee decided against renewing contracts for the trio alongside up-and-coming player Peter Katsonga on recommendation from the club’s technical panel.
In an interview with Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) yesterday, Manyozo was quoted as having said that he personally felt the three experienced players could have strengthened the side in the 2020 season.
“I respect the bosses’ decision to release the players because they have the final say and I am sure they did that after consulting the technical panel.
“As a player, I am just an employee. But as captain, I would say these players were supposed to remain with the team due to their vast international experience,” he said.
Manyozo also said he hopes that after the departure of Francisco Madinga and Denis Chembezi, the club will find suitable replacements.
Wanderers general secretary Victor Maunde yesterday refused to comment on the matter, saying he would not want to be seen to be in conflict with the Nomads’ captain.
“That is his personal opinion and let us keep it that way,” he said.
So far, the Nomads have taken on board former Mzuzu Warriors defender Lughano Kayira and are reportedly chasing Kasungu-based TN Stars’ forward Stain Davie. In the 2019 season, the Nomads just came close to winning the TNM Super League after finishing runners-up to Nyasa Big Bullets. They did not win any silverware.