Big Bullets in dilemma!


Malawi super league heavyweights Big Bullets are stuck in the mud on whether or not to take part in next year’s Caf Champions League after being assured of support by their sponsors.

The people’s team defended the  Super League title on Wednesday after beating Azam Tigers FC 2-1.

The league triumph earned them eligibility to participate in the continental showpiece but they are yet to reach a decision regarding their participation.

In an interview with a local radio station, the club’s vice general secretary Kelvin Moyo said it is their wish to have the team compete against some of the best clubs in Africa but they are still pondering over the issue.

He said their technical panel will decide the team’s fate as the club has left the matter in the panel’s hands.

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Bullets remain undecided on Caf participation.

He said: “We want our players to rest because they are people and not machines, as you know it has been a busy season. The technical panel will decide whether we will take part or not.”

The Blantyre based side participated in the last edition of Africa’s elite club competition which was won by TP Mazembe of Democratic Republic of Congo.

The  champions failed to make it to group stages of the competition having been booted out in the second preliminary stages by Sudanese club, Al Hilal. They are the only local team that has ever participated in the Champions League with the first time being 2004.

In their first attempt they managed to reach the competition’s last 8 knockout stage, thanks to Kinnah Phiri’s mentor ship.

Former President Bakili Muluzi made it easy for Bullets as he rendered financial assistance to the club.

With the coming in of Nyasa Company who will be pumping in K100 million per year, the people’s team can now easily cross borders.

Their involvement in the contest last year was marred by financial difficulties and they depended on grants from well-wishers as well as loans.

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