K3.5 Million Too Much For Kumwenda
Mighty Be-Forward Wanderers’ pursuit of midfielder Vitumbiko Kumwenda has been dealt a blow after the Lali Lubani boys failed to meet the valuation fee of the player.
Blue Eagles Chairman Alexander Ngwala told Zodiak Online that wanderers failed to meet the asking price after they were told to pay K3.5 million and said they cannot pay more than 3 million kwacha for his services.
However Ngwala says they are still willing to enter into further discussions with wanderers over a possible transfer of the midfielder.
Last month wanderers were keen to rope in the services of midfielder Vitumbiko kumwenda from area 30 outfit Blue Eagles Fc.
Wanderes attempted to ask for his availability only to be told the player was not for sell.
Another attempt proved fruitful and Discussions commenced with the area 30 outfit valuing the player at 8 million kwacha.
Wanderers saw the player to be in the region of 2 million kwacha and Just like any other transfer the nomads went for negotiations which trickled down to 3.5 million
Meanwhile the nomads failed to meet kumwenda’s valuation and instead opted out of the deal.
Blea Eagles chairman Alexander Ngwala told us that Kumwenda will remain with the eagles until wanderers return with an improved offer of not less than 3.5 million kwacha.
“We cannot accept anything but K3.5 million because we know they will benefit a lot from the player. Vitu is a good player and we really want him to stay at our club but if wanderers meet our asking price we will have no option but to sell.
“Initially we wanted 8 million and it’s only fair to say we did them a favor by reducing the price because they really wanted the player but it’s just unfortunate they failed to pay us what we wanted.
“To be honest they brought a team that knows how to negotiate I must admit but it wasn’t enough to convince us to sell at not less than the 3.5 million valuation fee.”
He added that “I believe they will come back but since it was them (Wanderers) that called off the deal then they will have to start from the scratch.
“They should write us again and it will be up to us to decide whether to sell or not.”
However Mighty Be-forward wanderers general secretary Victor Maunde said wanderers is still keen to get the player on board but did not come out clear if they will return with an improved offer for the midfielder.
“We do not discuss transfer issues anyhow but to be fair let’s just say we are still interested in the player because he can help us a lot but that should remain with us and we will see the way forward.
“Surely if we are to go for him again, everyone will know.”
Kumwenda was instrumental in Blue Eagles’ run to the 2019 FISD Challenge cup glory and TNM super league third place finish.