Blue Eagles have insisted that they will not be forced to make panic buys following the imminent departure of influential attackers, John Banda and Schumacher Kuwali, to Ferraviaro de Nampula of Mozambique.
The duo is on the verge of completing a season-long loan deal with the Mozambican club after impressing during its two-week camp in South Africa.
Eagles assistant coach, Wilson Chidati, yesterday said the two players were influential, but the club has enough replacements.
“We all understand that CJ and Schumacher are national team players, and they missed some of our games last season due to the national team engagements, so we already have replacements,” Chidati said.
“Since the players have just returned from Mozambique, we are yet to meet and hear from them if they are happy with football environment in Mozambique.”
Reports indicate that Eagles and Nampula have reached an agreement over a loan fee.
Eagles were demanding $20,000 (K15 million) for each player, but have softened up, and the two players could be released at a lower fee.
Banda yesterday refused to comment, saying he would do so at an appropriate time.
Early this year, Banda had trials with South African side, Jomo Cosmos, but he was not signed.
Banda and Kuwali were among Eagles’ best players last season, having scored vital goals as they finished on position three in the TNM Super League.
Last season, Eagles lost Micium Mhone, who signed for Cosmos on a two-year deal.
Meanwhile, Ndaona Daisi has started training with the police outfit with the hope of clinching a deal after he was released by Silver Strikers last month.