Wizards FC are on the verge of signing former Flames midfielder Jacob Ngwira who was off-loaded at Be Forward Wanderers.
The midfielder was linked with a Mozambique side, but missed the transfer window and is now hoping to rekindle his career.
Wizards, on the other hand, are strengthening their squad after being given another chance to compete in the TNM Super League.
The club’s owner Peter ‘Mjojo’ Mponda said Ngwira and former Red Lions player Wanipa Gondwe were already training with the team.
“So, the future looks bright,” said Mponda.
He said despite selling the bulk of their players, they are ready for the TNM Super League.
“We are ready for the league and we will not just participate but compete.
“Of course, we sold the cream of our squad for last season, but that is not an excuse. We are geared,’” he said.
Mponda said from a squad of 30 players they had last season, they are left with 16.
During offseason, Wizards sold Brighton Munthali, Steve Micheta, Levison Maganizo, Mark Fodya and Thuso Paipi to Silver Strikers, Ernest Tambe and Rafiq Namwera to Be Forward Wanderers and Mike Mkwate to Nyasa Big Bullets. The other players were loaned out to lower division sides.
Football commentator Phillip Business said Wizards’ weakness last season was lack of experience.
“They have promising young talent in abundance, but they need to balance up with experience,” he said.
Super League of Malawi (Sulom) at the weekend confirmed Wizards as the 16th team having won their play-off match against Airborne Rangers.
It also followed the withdrawal of Dedza Young Soccer Saints from the play-offs.
Wizards finished last season at the bottom of the table. n