23 August 2016 Last updated at: 6:59 PM
Bullets set aside K22m for transfers
With a week to go before the closure of the local transfer window, Nyasa Big Bullets have set aside K22 million to spend on new players, Malawi24 can reveal.
According to information made available to this publication, the issue of transfers was discussed during Bullets’ executive meeting on Sunday in the aftermath of the team’s 1-nil defeat to Mafco FC in the 2016 Carlsberg Cup quarter-final match at Civo Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Noel Lipipa led executive committee then agreed to have the squad beefed up in readiness for the second round which kicks off next month.
An inside source who opted for anonymity told Malawi24 that the said amount will be spent on recruiting a new shot-stopper following the departure of Owen Chaima to Tanzania’s Mbeya FC and a defender to replace Sankhani Mkandawire who also left the club for Mbeya FC.
Bullets will also recruit a new midfielder and a striker before the window gets shut by the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) next week.
Malawi24 can reveal that Bullets are heavily interested in signing Silver Strikers’ duo of Lucky Malata and Thuso Paipi as well as Mzuni FC talented goalkeeper Rabson Chiyenda.
However, it’s only Malata who has shown interest to join the People’s Team if they meet his demands.
This morning Bullets vice chairman Hassan Jussab was holding talks with Wizards FC owner Peter Mponda over the transfer of Paipi who is at Silver Strikers on loan.
Currently 6th in the standings, Bullets are struggling and on Monday they fired their coach Franco Ndawa and Technical Director Billy Tewesa.