Bullets invite two Kenyan defenders for trials


The People’s Team Head Coach, Kalisto Pasuwa is assessing two Kenyan defenders, Collins Odhiambo Ukumu and Clyde Senaji Navade as he looks to replace the departured players, according to times Reports.

During the current transfer window, the 2022 TNM Super League and FDH Bank Cup champions have parted ways with Misheck Seleman, Chimwemwe Idana, Isaac Badu and Babatunde Adepoju, and, likely, a few more players will also leave before the start of the season.

Idana, the 2021 Player of the Season and Best Midfielder, left the club after failing to agree to contract extension terms, while wing forward Seleman, who went to join Tanzania Prisons FC, opted not to renew his contract.

The Ghanian defender Badu, who joined the team at the start of the 2022 season, parted ways with Bullets after his two-year contract was terminated by mutual agreement. The club sold Babatunde to Venda Football Academy of South Africa 18 months into his three-and-a-half-year contract.

The club has transfer-listed centre-half Hadji Wali while attacking midfielder Mphatso Magaleta will be released on loan during the 2023/24 football season.

After noting the holes in his team, Kalisto Pasuwa this week in an interviews with the Club’s Media said the Club is looking outside to get some more players to fill the gaps.

Pasuwa admitted that Bullets would hunt for central defenders to beef up his backline on the international market.

“Remember the last time we played [in the CAF] Champions League, we had some setbacks in central defence and we wanted to beef up that area. We are looking outside to get some of the players to come and strengthen the team.”

Meanwhile, as the Club continues to prepare for the 2023 Football season, two defenders from Kenya has arrived in the country and they have joined the Club at Kamuzu University of Health Sciences Sports Complex in Blantyre.

Chief Administrative Officer, Albert Chigoga has confirmed the development via times saying the Coach will make the recommendations before the team relocate to Mangochi for further preparations.

“They are experienced players. The head coach and his technical team are assessing them,” said Chigoga.

Ukumu, 25, played for Thika United and Bidcon United, and both teams play in the Kenyan elite league, Kenyan Premier League while Senaji, 26, played for Tusker FC, and AFC Leopards.

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