27 September 2016 Last updated at: 11:40 AM
Two Nigerian players coming to Wanderers : One nicknamed Messi
as Bello’s future remains dark
Two Nigerian players will be arriving in Malawi today ahead of their trials at Be Forward Wanderers, it has been confirmed.
According to a post on the Nomads Facebook Page, the two whose names are to be made clear are free agents and their coming to Malawi has been fueled by Nigerian legend Jay Jay Okocha.
The post which outlines the interview with the team’s General Secretary Mike Butao makes mention that their coming could be a boost to the Nomads as some of the players at the Lali Lubani side are leaving the club for clubs outside Malawi.
”We expect some players from our team to go for trials outside Malawi as part of brand exposure in the course of the second round. Allow me not to say much on this but more will be revealed and explained as these things happen.” said Butao.
He says one of them is a striker while the other is a winger who is nicknamed after Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
”They are coming in free of charge. No signing on fee and no transfer fee. But if we are impressed with them then we can sign them permanently in January. This is because we have exhausted our transfer budget and we could not get such a soft deal locally. We had to ask Jay Jay Okocha for this arrangement. These are his boys.” he emphasized.
The Nomads were some years joined by Cameroonian forward Lionel Atsu who left them abruptly and was later reported dead, a thing which remains a talking point today.
They also were joined by Nigerian forward Amos Bello who Malawi24 understands has not been in good books with the officials at the club lately something which owes to his absence at the team’s training and games in the recent past.
However emerging reports indicate the forward was on a private trip to his homeland and is slated to be part of the team ‘s training this week.
Japanese Genki Nakamura then later joined the Nomads- a deal believed to have been propelled by sponsor, Japanese second car dealer, Be Forward.