22 August 2016 Last updated at: 9:20 AM
A blossoming starlet: If I were Thuso Paipi
He is the hottest player on the local scene at the moment no wonder the so called Blantyre based giants are battling it out to take him away from Silver Strikers where he is currently playing.
On loan from Wizards FC, Thuso Paipi has established himself as the versatile winger who has won the hearts of many football lovers including that of Flames caretaker coach Nsazurwimo Ramadhan.
In the on-going transfer window, Mighty Wanderers and Big Bullets have joined the race to sign the playmaker from the Central Bankers by opening discussions with Wizards owner Peter Mponda.
The two clubs are the biggest in Malawi and it’s always every player’s dream to one day, play for one of the two teams. But will it be wise for Thuso to switch sides? If I were Thuso…. I would not make such a big mistake.
With the current form at Silver Strikers, Thuso has all the chances of improving his level of play because he is being given a chance to prove himself. If a coach is able to give you more game time, it’s a sign that he believes in you and switching sides at such a time could be too suicidal to his career.
If I were Thuso… I would not sacrifice my career for the two Blantyre based giants where the pressure to deliver is too much. In the past, we have seen young talent being killed by Bullets and Wanderers.
We had the likes of Anthony Banda, Sparrow Msowoya, Waile Tembeta and Patrick Gunde who were stars but they are nowhere to be seen after switching sides and now the likes of Nenani Juwaya, Dave Ng’ambi, Ibrahim Sadick, Amadu Makawa and Aimabre Niikiza are on the verge of becoming players who have been reduced to bench warmers by these two giants. At Bullets or Wanderers, there is no such a thing as ‘second chance’.
Once you fail to perform in the first game, forget about making amends and that is how so many talented players have been reduced to bit part players.
If I were Thuso… I would solely focus on my career with Silver Strikers, a club giving me every opportunity to shine. Pity, I am not Thuso Paipi. It’s not easy to shine at Bullets or Wanderers but every player dreams of playing for these two giants but if I were Thuso, I would first consider my career before making any decision.
The ball is in his hands to decide what is best for his career.