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Big Bullets hunt for coach

By Mphatso Malidadi:

Nyasa Big Bullets have reportedly short-listed their former coach Gerald Phiri Senior among potential candidates to take over the People’s Team for the rest of the season.

Sources told The Daily Times that other coaches from the continent and Europe have expressed interest in the job which fell vacant on Tuesday following the dismissal of Rodgers Yasini and Elia Kananji for failing to meet the target of winning two trophies.

The other target was that the leaders, Bullets, must win the TNM Super League title.

All board members are busy helping in scouting for a coach with the right qualifications to handle the team for the rest of the season.

“We don’t want to miss the TNM Super League championship, so the main target for, the coach would be the title. So far Gerald is featuring highly because he has the qualifications. He is also a bit free unlike the other two,” the source said.

Bullets Technical Director, Malinda Chinyama, could neither confirm nor deny reports linking the coaches to the job.

“Once we get one we will use the right channel and the Chief Executive Officer [Fleetwood Haiya] would be able to announce,” he said.

Haiya declined to comment on the speculation, saying Bullets would hold a press briefing once the exercise is over.

“I can assure you that before our next competitive fixture, we would have a new coach,” he said.

Phiri Wednesday said he was yet to be approached.

The coach had a stint with Bullets when he was deputising Eddingtone Ng’onamo, with the duo rescuing the team they found on the brink of relegation out to safety.

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