Nyasa Big Bullets have identified land on which they will construct their village.
The land is in Mpemba, Blantyre, along Chikwawa Road and measures about 15 hectares.
Construction is expected to start in March as Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC) continues to push towards fulfilling conditions of a 2018 Memorandum of Understanding signed during the club’s takeover.
Bullets Vice President Fleetwood Haiya unveiled the site on Tuesday and said it would see the club saving about K30 million per season.
“We spend about K15 million on our teams’ training at Blantyre Sports Club and the same amount on rentals for our administration staff. We consider the two as big expenses which we can do away with if we have our own premises.
“The board will meet shortly to approve the plan and work on our budget for the village. The executive committee will move in to start implementation of the project. We expect to house all our teams at this facility,” Haiya said.
Bullets Chief Executive Officer Suzgo Nyirenda said the project would be a money spinner once completed.
“We will be playing some of our games in this 20,000 capacity stadium. We will also have a multipurpose conference hall which will be used for income generating activities.
“We will be inviting companies, organisations and the general public to hire the facility for whatever activities they have. This is part of the commercialisation project which we are looking at achieving as the biggest brand in the country,” Nyirenda said.
Bullets Supporters Director Stone Mwamadi hailed NMC for the commitment.
“This is what we wanted when we handed over ownership of the team to the company. We agreed on buying the team a bus and we are pleased that they fulfilled that.
“The company also improved players’ welfare and we cannot complain. After construction of the village, we will remain with construction of three clubhouses in each of our three regions,” Mwamadi said.
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