Silver Strikers sign Frank Banda

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Malawi central region giants Silver Strikers have announced the signing of midfielder Frank Banda on a two-year deal. 

Banda rejoins Silver five years after leaving the club for Mozambique. The technically gifted midfielder was an integral part of the club which won some domestic trophies before he secured a move to the Mozambique top-flight. 

Having come to the end of his contract at UD Songo at the end of last season, the midfielder had been maintaining his fitness with the club and he has ended up impressing head coach Daniel Kabwe who has offered him a two-year deal. 

The club made the announcement on Thursday afternoon after the 29-year-old put pen to paper.

“Silver Strikers has signed Frank Banda on a 2-year deal as the Central Bankers look to bring in experience to their youthful side in the 2020/21 season. Banda is a Silver Strikers legend as he was instrumental in the last league winning campaign for the Area 47 giants in 2013, playing as an attacking midfielder,” read part of the statement. 

Banda’s signing comes just a week after the Bankers pulled out of a deal to sign former Blue Eagles attacking midfielder Vitumbiko Nyirenda who turned down a move to Area 47 by opting to sign for BE Forward Wanderers.

At the beginning of the season, Kabwe made several changes to his squad by releasing more players who were deemed not good enough to make the 2020/21 season squad. 

Mike Tetteh, Victor Limbani, Blessings Kameza, Zikani Kasambara and Ronald Pangani are some of the players who were released by the club in a rebuilding exercise which saw Silver Strikers being more active in the transfer window.

Banda is expected to make his debut this coming Saturday against KUFC in the Super League. Strikers are currently sixth on the league table with four points from the three games played so far.

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By Prince Sobayeni

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