Nyasa Big Bullets on Tuesday announced they had sealed a transfer deal with Simba FC of Tanzania for attacking midfielder Peter Banda who was on loan at Sheriff Tiraspol of Moldova.
Confirming the player’s transfer in an interview from Tanzania, Bullets chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda said he was satisfied with the Tanzania Premier League champions’ offer.
He said: “I would like to confirm the transfer of our player Peter Banda to Simba Sports Club of Tanzania.
“We are so excited that at long last after proper negotiations the transfer has gone through. All personal terms have been agreed and everything is in order. We are so impressed with how things have turned up.
“I would like to thank Simba Sports Club management and the directors of Big Bullets that we have done a very good job. Hopefully this is how we are going to do our deals going forward.”
But Nyirenda seemed still not ready to let go of the player, saying he wished the TNM Super League 2019 player of the season would return to the club.
“I would like to thank Peter for playing for us Big Bullets. Peter Banda is now a Simba player. We hope one day he will come back to don our jersey.”
“I talked to him and I have encouraged him to work hard. Coming to play in Tanzania for a club like Simba is so huge. There is alot of entertainment. But we hope he will stick to our code of conduct and that he will remain the same player he has always been both onand off the field,” he said.
However, soccer analyst Kevin Moyo is of the view that the player should have stayed in Europe.
He said: “I believe Europe is a great platform as a football player. With the coming Africa Cup of Nations, I believe he could have moved to a top European team.”
Moyo said he suspected that the Simba dangled an offer Bullets could not resist.
“The player’s value in European terms was sky high. Money has been a huge motivation in this [Simba] deal,” he said.
Simba offered Peter Banda five times what he was getting at Sheriff to entice the player to Dar es Salaam.