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By Mphatso Malidadi:

Nyasa Big Bullets have put their tentative budget for the opening Confederation of African Football (Caf) Champions League games at a minimum of K20 million.

Bullets Chief Executive Officer, Fleetwood Haiya, said their official budget would be released once Caf releases its official draw.

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“We hope that K20 million would be enough to cater for home and away games during the first-leg. But we are waiting for the draw before coming up with a tentative budget,” he said.

Haiya said it was a blessing in disguise that Caf has delayed to release [results of ] the draw, saying it would enable the club to prepare for the competition.

“One of the advantages [of the delay] is that we would be able to make additional signings without attracting fines because the registration fee has been extended to November 8 2018. We will also use this time to finetune before we embark on the Caf journey,” he said.

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Meanwhile, Silver Strikers, who will represent Malawi in 2019 Caf Confederations Cup, are yet to disclose their projected budget for the first-leg assignments.

“The delay by Caf to release results of the draw is putting us in a fix because we want to use it to make our final budget. Nevertheless, I can assure our fans that funds were put aside in readiness for the Caf Confederations Cup. We would not be found on the streets, begging for money for Caf games,” Silver spokesperson Lawrence Yobe said.

Caf has stated that the results of the draw would be released in due course.

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