Big Bullets have successfully negotiated a loan deal for Moyale Barracks talisman striker Gastin Simkonda and Kamuzu Barracks playmaker Harvey Mkacha with the Malawi Defence Force specifically for the CAF Champions League.
According to well-placed sources Bullets held talks with MDF Deputy Commander Griffin Supuni Phiri last week where the deal was sealed.
Supuni Phiri could not be reached but spokesperson for MDF Francis Kakhunda Banda confirmed the development.
“I heard about that but I don’t have the details now. I needs to get more information now,” said Kakhuta Banda.
However, while being elusive on the meeting with the Deputy Commander, Bullets secretary general Harold Fote confirmed that they had be granted the offer to rope in the two players for CAF assignment.
“What I can says now is that we had fruitfull meeting with senior Army officials who have accepted our request to get the players on loan specifically for CAF Champions,” he said.
He confirmed that the two players had already been registered with former Flames super substitute Chiukepo Msowoya but before the January 30 deadline.
Simkonda, the 2014 TNM Super League Golden Boot Award Winner and Nkacha the former Zomba United and Silver Strikers midfielder are expected to join the squad on Mondayfor training.
The development is huge sigh of relief to the Bullets whose bid to get Be Forward Wanderers goalkeeper Richard Chipuwa and defender Francis Mlimbika, John Lanjesi of Civo United and Chawanangwa Kawonga of Silver Strikers hit a snag.