Be Forward Wanderers have said they have offered new contracts to striker Peter Wadabwa and defender Harry Nyirenda who appeared to leave the club following the expiry of their deals.
However, Wadabwa, in an interview, expressed shock at the Nomads claim, saying he has not been offered any contract extension.
In an interview yesterday, Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao said they are still interested to keep the duo which is part of the club’s most experienced players.
“All I can say is that we have put contracts on the table and it will be up to them to agree to the terms or not,” he said.
Butao could not be drawn into revealing the terms of the new contracts but sources at the club said they are performance-based as the players will be paid based on their contribution during games.
“We considered their ages and how they have been performing recently. However, under those circumstances, we have offered them the best deals,” he said.
But in a separate interview, Wadabwa expressed surprise at Nomads assertions, saying he is currently out of the country.
Nyirenda and Wadabwa are in their 30s.
“I am in Mozambique right now so where did they offer me that contract?” he quizzed.
Wadabwa could not disclose what he is doing in the neigbouring country, but MIJ Radio reported that he is negotiating contractual terms at a yet-to-be confirmed top league outfit.
Meanwhile, Wanderers have said they want to trim the squad to around 26 players to create room for players from their reserve team.
“We had around 31 players but some have left. We have also recruited a few new ones. We have brought in a few players. Some will be loaned out four or five will join the main team from our reserve side,” he said.