Blue Eagles to Lose 13 Players to Police Training
TNM Super League outfit Blue Eagles Fc is set to be without some of its key players during the early months of the 2020/2021 football season as they have been shortlisted for Police training.
Team Manager Frank Kalodzeni says 13 main team players are among those selected to go for interviews and if they are successful they will not be available for selection when football resumes.
FAM announced that football will return in August after it was postponed in March due to coronavirus pandemic.
Malawi Police Service released a list of names that will undergo interviews which will enable them undergo police training and included on the list are 13 of Blue Eagles players.
Thokozani Zimba -Goalkeeper
Lazarus Deco Nyemera-Midfielder
Jue Malidadi -Attacker
Gabriel Chirwa –Striker
Eagles Team Manager Kalodzeni says they have already devised a plan to ensure they are not affected if the players make the cut to undergo police training.
“We cannot stand on their way because we know there is life after football and probably this is one way making sure they have a better life after they stop playing football.
“This is not the first time for us to experience such a period and we obviously knew this would happen and the good thing we already planned for it.
“If you look at the crop of players that we have in our ranks you will notice that some of them were roped in to replace those that left the club during the last transfer window and it is our hope that they will be able to fill the gap that will be left by these players that will be leaving for police training.”
“We will come out strong when football resumes.” said Kalodzeni.
During the last transfer window Eagles lost Foster Biton to Silver Strikers, Gregory Nachipo to Kamuzu Barracks, Schumacher Kuwali to UD Songo of Mozambique and midfielder Vitumbiko Kumwenda to Mighty Wanderers.