RELEGATION threatened Napsa Stars have, in a desperate act to save their crumbling season, made numerous signing which saw them sign strikers Geoffrey Sserukuma and Bornwell Mwape from Buildcon and Nkana respectively.
Placed in 19th position on the MTN-FAZ Super League table on 16 points, coach Mohammed Fathy has also roped in Amos Simwanza and John Sikaumbwe from Nkana while Chitoshi Mukuma has joined from Zanaco.
Club board chairperson Stanley Zingani Phiri said in a statement released yesterday through club media liaison officer Gwen Chipasula that Mwape and Mukuma joined the ‘Pensioners’ on one-year loan deals while the others are permanent transfers.
Also joining Napsa is defender Martin Kaonga from Red Arrows as well as midfielders Victor Shikabeta and Thomas Banda, who were plying their trade at New Monze Swallows.
While some players were brought in, there was need to create room and Napsa parted ways with
Masosa Bola, Konga-Konga Oma, Souleyman Lokwa, Salim Dunga, Jean Nzeyimana, Bobo Kidimu, Nsiala Guyve and Victor Nyantenga.
Midfielder Julius Situmbeko and defender Andrew Banda who were on loan from Zanaco and Lumwana Radiants respectively trekked back to their parent clubs.
“I would like to welcome our new acquisitions and to thank all the players that have left for their contribution to the club,” Phiri said.
Meanwhile, Napsa recalled Luka Chamanga and Collins Sikombe, who were on loan at National Assembly and Lusaka Dynamos respectively.
“We have an immense task ahead of us to get out of our current position and we trust the new-look team will come to the party and do their best. I wish the players and the technical bench all the best during the second half of the season,” Phiri said.