Nyasa Big Bullets signing Precious Sambani says it was always his childhood dream to play for the TNM Super League champions.
The former Namiwawa Madrid left back, who spent two years on loan at Be Forward Wanderers before signing for Bullets on Friday afternoon, has revealed that it was his dream to play for the People’s Team that prompted him to join the 14-time champions of Malawi.
The Flames defender completed a switch to Bullets on 4th January and signed a three year contract for an undisclosed fee.
He told the local media that he will give it all for his new club.
“First of all, I would like to thank Wanderers for the support rendered to me when I was with the club. Ever since I was a child, I was dreaming of playing for Bullets and now that I have finally joined them, I will give it all and I promise to deliver for my new club and my fans.
“Bullets supporters shouldn’t doubt me just because I was at Wanderers for two years, I just want them to support me,” he said.
Sambani’s move to Bullets has prompted Wanderers to issue a statement which has accused both the player and Namiwawa Madrid of flouting procedures.
“Precious Sambani was with Be Forward Wanderers on loan for 2 years at a loan fee of K500, 000 per year. The loan agreement stipulated that during the loan period, Be Forward Wanderers had the first option to buy the player at K1, 500, 000.
“In July last season, Wanderers made the transfer money available to Namiwawa but they repeatedly refused to come to collect the money and then Wanderers went and left the money at FAM and the money has been there since August last year up to December but even at FAM, Namiwawa have repeatedly refused to collect the money,” reads part of the statement which was signed by the club’s chairman Gift Mkandawire.
It furthers says that despite Namiwawa’s reluctance to accept the offer, Wanderers had already started paying Sambani a new salary which was offered in the contract and that he already pocketed his part of the signing on fee.
According to Mkandawire, Namiwawa had a different agenda influenced by a certain club.
“The same way we worked hard to bring Sambani to Wanderers, every single individual fought hard to retain him but after seeing that we had developed the player beyond recognition, Namiwawa had a different agenda influenced by one club,” the statement continued.
The club has since revealed that the issue is now in the hands of their legal team.
However, Namiwawa FC Director Cyrus Liwindo denied Wanderers’ claim saying he received a cheque worth K800 000 which bounced and since then, they received nothing from the 2017 league champions.
He further disclosed that Francisco Madinga, another talent on loan at Wanderers, has been put on the market as his loan deal expired on 31 December 2018.
Malawi24 has also been tipped that Rafick Namwera, whose contract expired in June, is also closing in on a move to Bullets.
The 20-year old joined Wanderers in 2017 where he won TNM Super League before winning the Fisd Cup a year later and made his full debut for the Flames in the same year.
In 2018, he was invited to attend trials in Belgium together with Peter Banda.