Malawi super league giants, Nyasa Big Bullets players have been on the road selling Nyasa Manufacturing Company’s (NMC) merchandises, fueling concerns that preparations for the new season will be affected.
As part of their sponsorship agreement with NMC, Bullets players have been traveling all over Malawi for sales promotion. Due to the road trips, some senior players have only managed to report for training once or twice even though the team started pre-season preparations two weeks ago.
The development has angered a section of the team’s supporters.
“Our friends are busy preparing for the new season yet some of our players haven’t had a day to rest because they are promoting NMC products. It’s not wrong but with the new season coming ahead, it’s very good if they can be released to start training with their teammates,” worried one Bullets supporter.
But reacting to the news, Bullets vice general secretary Kelvin Moyo said the team’s executive is doing this in order to allow the players to rest since they did not rest during last year’s pre-season due to the club’s CAF Champions League commitments.
“This won’t affect our preparations at all. We are doing this in order for the players to rest. Ask Yamikani Fodya on how many games he has played this season.
“The new season is fast approaching but we can’t risk our players too. Let them rest,” explained Moyo.
Bullets clinched a K500 million sponsorship deal with the cigarette manufacturing company last year.