Babatunde pens a 3-year contract with Bullets
Nigerian prolific striker Babatunde Adepoju has shocked the sports fraternity in the country with his switch from Mighty Wanderers to pitch sworn arc rivals Nyasa Big Bullets.
Nyasa Big Bullets posted a picture of Babatunde putting on the team’s replica jersey with a caption ‘Maule, how do you see him in RED?’
Babatunde’s contract at Wanderers expired some few ago and has been playing for the Lali Luban giants without a running contract.
Speaking to media following the expiry of his contract at Wanderers, Babatunde said he is in discussion with Wanderers’ executive for a possible new contract with the team which has recently been bailed out of its financial crisis by Salima Sugar Company with a MK60 million sponsorship.
Mighty Wanderers General Secretary Victor Maunde also told media that the team's executive will have talks with Babatunde to offer him a new contract.
But information sourced by Nthanda Times shows that Babatunde’s decision to join the People’s team has been arrived at as Wanderers’ executive failed to discuss with the star on a new contract.
Babatunde who is a free agent has been approached by the People’s team who are currently trailing Silver Strikers on goal difference off the top of Tnm Super League 2020/2021 log table and has signed a three-year contract.
"The 25-year old Nigerian striker has joined The People’s Team on a three-year deal as a free agent from Be Forward Wanderers. Adepoju, who has scored five goals in the ongoing season and fourteen goals in the 2019 season, expressed his excitement after signing the deal on Thursday," confirmed Nyasa Bullets executive.
In his words, Babatunde said he is delighted that he has joined the People's team and said he will contribute to the team.
“It feels good to be a Bullets player and I believe I will be able to contribute what I am capable of with the help of head coach Kalisto Pasuwa and my fellow players and I believe I will add value,” he told Club media.
Babatunde follows in the footsteps of Zicco Mkanda, Precious Sambani, and many other players to have left the blue camp for the red camp.
Babatunde becomes Pasuwa’s fourth signing as Bullets eye another TNM Super League championship and participation in the CAF Champions League.
Babatunde was one of the reliable forwards for Mighty Wanderers despite failing to find back of the net in several games.
Last year, Babatunde’s move to Silver Strikers from Wanderers was halted at an eleventh hour.
Babatunde joined Mighty Wanderers in 2019 after a successful one season stay at Masters Security Fc.