Burly striker Muhammed Sulumba, defenders Ted Sumani and Peter Nselema and midfielder Isaac Kaliati are expected to attend trials at Denmark’s second division side Herfølge Boldklub between March and April.
Initially, their identities were kept under wraps, but Be Forward Wanderers development officer Eddington Ng’onamo yesterday gave out the names.
The Danish club’s coach Lars Jensen identified the four during his sojourn in the country last month when he concentrated much on watching Wanderers’ TNM Super League matches and training sessions.
“Jensen returned to Denmark on Sunday, but he said he was impressed with the four players who will fly to the European nation for trials between March and April. He said he was looking for players with great pace, strength and skill,” said Ng’onamo, who hosted the Danish coach.
However, while confirming that Jensen has indeed earmarked the four for the rare trials in Europe, Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao claimed not to know their identities.
“I can confirm that the Danish coach has identified four players from our camp, but we are yet to know their identities. However, the coach told us he is not taking all the players at once for the trials as he will first take two in March and the others during the next transfer window,” Butao said.
He added that although his team is determined to win the league championship next season, they will not stand in the players’ way in their quest to seek greener pastures.
However, Blantyre United administrator Lawson Nakoma claimed that since Sulumba and Sumani’s loan spell at Wanderers has expired, the Danish club will have to deal with his side on the two players’ transfer deals.
“Sulumba and Sumani are Blantyre United players and if any team is interested in these players, they have to do it through us,” Nakoma said.
The Denmark trials will be the second professional soccer opportunity for Sulumba after signing for South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Jomo Cosmos last year. However, the deal was cancelled a month later. Sumani, Nselema and Kaliati will be having their first ever assessment for professional soccer career abroad. n