Be Forward wanderers, who are associated with signing big-name players, say they are taking it slow in the current transfer window which opened Monday, despite losing some key players to foreign clubs.
Newly-elected Wanderers chairperson Symon Sikwese said they want to control their expenditure as other clubs are busy on the transfer market.
He said: “We don’t want the executive committee or the board of trustees to influence the technical panel on which players they want.
“We are trying to control spending of our resources. We don’t want to spend more than what we have. We don’t want to be all over the place buying players that we don’t need,” he said.
“We are looking at building a strong team of young talented players that we can be groomed into stars. We believe that football is not about men but boys.
“Our technical panel is focusing on long-term plans. The focus is not on big names. What we will do is go out there and look for new talent that we can groom.”
Last season, the Nomads lost Precious Sambani to rivals Nyasa Big Bullets and prolific winger Yamikani Chester to MFK Vyškov club which loaned him to USA outfit North Carolina FC.
This time around, the Nomads have lost playmaker Francisco Madinga to Georgia outfit Dila Gori FC while Dennis Chembezi has signed for South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Polokwane City.
Though the Nomads are yet to find replacements for these players, Sikwese said the club does not regret letting them go.
“We are happy that we have groomed a number of players that are now playing in foreign clubs where they have a chance of playing at top level and also earning more,” he said.
Meanwhile, Wanderers’ general secretary Victor Maunde said the Lali Lubani Road outfit’s technical panel has already made recommendations to rope in some new players and offload others.
“However, the recommendations await the approval of the executive committee. Once that happens, we will begin our search,” he said.
So far, Wanderers have offloaded Lucky Malata, Harry Nyirenda, Peter Kasonga and Zicco Nkanda.
The Nomads have signed Lughano Kayira from Mzuzu Warriors, formerly Mzuni FC.