Silver Strikers have said they will shake up the technical panel and offload some players in a bid to improve the team’s performance.
The Central Bankers’ chairperson Peter Chando was quoted by Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) yesterday as saying the resolution was made by the executive committee on Friday.
Justifying the move to offload some players, the Silver chairperson said: “There have been some players who have been with the team for sometime but they are not playing, so we have decided to get rid of them. We have a bloated squad, so we are spending a lot.
“So, we are saying why did we buy them?”
Chando said the decision, on which players to offload, will be made after liaising with the technical panel.
“We are meeting the technical panel on Tuesday [today].”
On the looming technical panel changes, the Central Bankers’ chairperson said: “What was discussed was a reshuffle of some roles. But I can confirm that you should expect changes.
“But that will depend on whether the board will give us an OK, because this is just a proposal and we should have a clear position by the end of the week.”
The club’s general secretary Lawrence Yobe said in an interview yesterday, they will also invade the transfer market.
While keeping a tight lid on their targets, he said: “We are looking at a broader number of players such as upfront and an attacking midfielder.”
However, reports indicate some of the proposed players are Masters Security’s Eric Atsiga, Raphael Phiri of Civil Sporting Club and Karonga United’s Misheck Selemani.
Although they won the Airtel Top 8, the Central Bankers have been inconsistent in the TNM Super League in which they have finished fourth, with 28 points, at the end the first-round,
The resolution comes barely a week after the team’s patron, Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) governor, Dalitso Kabambe, expressed concern following the team’s seven-year title league drought.
Kabambe said this when the team presented to him the Airtel Top 8 trophy they won earlier this year.
The RBM governor said it is high time Silver won the league, saying it is the only way the team can show appreciation of the RBM sponsorship.
“The team has a capable board and executive committee and it is, therefore, baffling that it does not live up to expectations.
“Players need to be committed. Taking part in a CAF tournament is not a problem, but they should prove they that they deserve that by winning the league,” he said. Kabambe said, as sponsors, they have shown their commitment by improving the players’ welfare through good perks and buying a vehicle for the coaches and a team bus.