Silver Strikers FC has beaten Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers in the chase for Wizards international duo—goalkeeper Brightone Munthali and defender Levison Maganizo.
The Bankers general secretary Chimwemwe Mkhwimba and treasurer Fred Kalonga travelled to Blantyre from Lilongwe at the weekend to complete the duo’s signing.
Kalonga and Wizards owner Peter Mponda confirmed the development yesterday, but kept a tight lid on the transfer fees.
However, according to The Nation findings, the two players have gone at K6 million (about $8 477).
“I can confirm that the deal has been sealed. Actually, Levison has already signed his [three-year] contract because he was in Blantyre while Brightone has travelled overnight and he will be signing today [yesterday] in Lilongwe. Otherwise, he agreed in principle.
“The discussions were very fruitful and we very much appreciate Peter’s [Mponda] professional way of doing things as he did not just focus on getting transfer fees, but also kept on updating the boys about our interest,” said Kalonga.
On his part, Mponda said he had to abide by the players’ wish to join Silver.
“We also had to consider the players’ interests bearing in mind that they are young with prospects of a bright future,” he said.
Both Maganizo and Munthali yesterday confirmed having opted for Silver.
The development comes as a timely relief for Silver who were beaten to the signing of another Wizards duo—defender Rafiq Namwera and midfielder Ernest Tambe—by Wanderers.
Meanwhile, Kalonga has said apart from Munthali and Maganizo, they are also chasing several other players, including Azam Tigers goalkeeper Nenani Juwaya and midfielder Yamikani Chester, Dedza Young Soccer’s defender Chisomo Mpachika and South Africa-based veteran forward Esau Kanyenda.