ZAMBIA Army-sponsored side Green Buffaloes FC has signed former Zesco United star Lottie Phiri on a two-year contract.
GBFC coach Wedson Nyirenda told Daily Nation Sports in an interview that Phiri was only waiting to be officially unveiled by the club executive.
Nyirenda said the club will also sign two super league players that he declined to mention due to on-going negotiations with the club executive.
“Lottie Phiri has now joined our club and I am sure that discussions have reached an advanced stage with the executive,” he said.
Nyirenda said apart from Phiri the team was yet to confirm two other players who were still dealing with clearance from their clubs. Phiri, 27, played for Young Arrows in 2007 before joining Zesco United from 2008 to 2010.
He also played for South African side Mpumalanga Black Aces before he rejoined Zesco United in 2012 until 2014.
Phiri made his first debut with the Chipolopolo national soccer team in 2007 at the age of 19 years. Nyirenda said the rest of the squad will include players drawn from the community academies.
“During the off-season, I used to move around in search of new players. I have some from Chawama, Chilenje and Bauleni academies,” he said.
Nyirenda said he would select the final 30 players for the 2015 MTN/FAZ super league season. He said out of the 36 players who turned for trials including the pros, he would only choose 30 players, among them will be the three stars who would have been bought. Nyirenda said the team would today leave for Mongu in Western Province for further training ahead of the season.
He said the main objective of going to Mongu was to enable the players build physical strength as they will be training in sandy grounds.