By Erik Chiputula:
Nyasa Big Bullets Assistant Coach Peter Mponda has admitted that Peter Banda’s move to Moldova will leave bullets short of quality in attack, especially in the wings.
The pacey winger is expected to fly to Moldova on the January 14, 2021 and is expected to undergo a month-long trial at FC Sherriff Tiraspol starting from January 15 to February 15, 2021.
Mponda said Banda has been outstanding since he joined Big Bullets last season and it will be difficult to find his replacement.
This comes at a time when several wingers have sustained injuries with Misheck Seleman being the latest after sustained a head injury last Sunday during People’s team 3-1 victory over Kamuzu Barracks.
Left winger Righteous Banda is ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury while another winger Precious Phiri is out for six weeks due to fractured right foot.
He admitted that “It won’t be easy to find Banda’s replacement he is a top-quality player and am worried because we are short of players to operate in the wings. You know Precious Phiri, Righteous Banda are all injured. Let’s hope Misheck Selemani who sustained a head injury last should recover quickly.”
Mponda further believes Banda will make it in Moldova and his departure will create space to other players to showcase their capabilities.
“hopefully he will make it. His departure is an opportunity to others to showcase their abilities. Nyasa Big Bullets is a big team we always sign quality players and I believe others will take the responsibility” he said
Only Enerst Petro is fully fit for the defending champions while Dalitso Sailesi and MacFarlane Mgwira have been out for the past two weeks after tested positive for covid19.
Peter Banda is expected to join former team mate Charles Petro who has entered his second year at FC Sherriff Tiraspol.
Banda won player of the season award in his first ever Super League season in 2019 after joining Nyasa Big Bullets from FCB U20 side Griffin Young Stars.