The station manager for Luso TV Dickson Juma has lifted the lid by revealing some of the reasons the television station chose Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets to participate in this year’s Luso TV Bus Ipite football fiesta.
Juma said the station decided to choose the two Blantyre giants to participate in the competition since they are crowd pullers in Malawi football.
“We chose Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets because they are biggest crowd pullers in Malawi elite league. So we wanted a supreme hype in promoting our brand,” he said.
The station manager added that the two clubs are also the oldest teams in Malawi that is why they were selected to tussle in the Bus Ipite football fiesta.
“You are aware that Bullets and Wanderers are the oldest teams in the country and they are struggling in terms of transportation, so we thought it wise to involve the two so that one of them should have a new bus at the end of this bonanza,” he added.
The two teams will play each other in a two legged match and the first match will be played on the 26th of December this year whereas the second match will be hosted in Lilongwe at a stadium to be announced later on the 2nd of January, 2017.
“The game will be played in a two legged tie with the first match to be played on the 26th December, 2016 at Kamuzu stadium and the return leg will be played on the 2nd of January, 2017 in Lilongwe at a venue to be announced soon,” said Juma.
This will be the second time that Luso TV has organized a bonanza involving Super League sides as they did the same in 2013, a bonanza that was dubbed as clash of the giants and the teams that participated were Nyasa Big Bullets, Be Forward Wanderers, Silver Strikers and Epac fc. Nyasa Big Bullets were crowned champions of the bonanza after defeating the Nomads 4-3 on post-match penalties.