Silver Strikers dangled a tantalizing K1.8million signing on fee for Bullets rejuvenated striker Chiukepo Msowoya.
Silver Strikers made a strong intent to rope in Bullets’ Chiukepo and midfielder Dalitso Sailesi among other players in a bid to revamp the 2013 Malawi’s top league champions.
A top Bullets official confirmed to Nyasa Times that Silver dangled the carrot to lure the burly forward who once played for South Africa’s top league side Orlando Pirates and Mozambican team.
He said it was a tall order to keep Chiukepo at the club who has hit top form after Burundian expatriate coach Nswazirimho Ramadhan had faith in the Flames hitman.
“Silver offered Chiukepo a good package with a K1.7 million signing on fee and a monthly salary of K150,000,” said the official.
“We were worried because he was thinking twice about his stay at the Bullets because the offer is just too tempting. But we had to convince him to say.”
But the official declined to mention what they did to counteroffer the Reserve Bank sponsored team.
Chiukepo has capped his top form at Bullets after a flop in Mozambique’s Maxaque being the top goals scorer for Bullets with 8 goals just a goal shy of Innocent Bokosi of Red Lions the current leading scorer.
Chiukepo’s scoring knack has inspired Bullets to top of the league with 32 points opening a six-point gap with Azam Tiger and Mighty Be Forward Wanderer s.
While Silver have struggled this season finishing on uncharacteristic eight position at half time recess with 20 points from six wins, two draws and six losses.