Mighty Wanderers have said they will approach the South African firm that is managing their rivals Big Bullets’ wonderkid Gabadinho Mhango with the prospect of signing him.
An international players’ management firm, Prosport International, are reported to have signed the Bullets’ red-hot forward on a three-year deal, meaning that any club that would be interested in his services would have to approach them.
Nomads general secretary David Kanyenda on Friday said they have not given up on their intention to sign Gabadinho.
“We have relaunched our bid to sign Gabadinho since he is now managed by a South African firm. We will approach the firm formally to inquire about his availability.
“We have found a well-wisher who is ready to finance the deal, we will make them [Prosport] an offer they cannot afford to resist. If anything, we are willing to swap Gabadinho with Gomezgani Gondwe who is in Bullets camp.
“Since they [Bullets] have invaded our camp, we will reciprocate. We do not take this act of provocation with hands lying down. To this effect, we have commissioned a ‘get Gaba task force’. He is the missing part in the jigsaw puzzle,” said Kanyenda.
Bullets general secretary Higger Mkandawire on Friday laughed off Nomads’ claims.
“They cannot get Gabadinho, it is just wishful thinking. As I said, we do not want to enter into some sort of confrontation with them or else we will hit back,” Mkandawire warned.
Gabadinho could not be reached for comment, but a couple of months ago, he told our sister newspaperThe Nation that he would stay put at Bullets.
The Nomads GS also confirmed their interest to sign another Bullets midfielder Henry ‘Magetsi’ Kabichi.
“As I said, ‘Magetsi’ was not on our initial target list, but since he would like to return home to Lali Lubani Road, the door is open,” said Kanyenda.
He further said it is unfair for BB to accuse Nomads of making advances on their players when they are also doing the same.