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Big Bullets in Cecafa tough group

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Peter Mponda

TNM Super League defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets have been handed a tough draw on their return to Cecafa Kagame Cup slated for August 1 to 15 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The draw, which was conducted in Ethiopia yesterday, saw Bullets being drawn in Group C alongside Tanzania giants Young Africans Sports Club (Yanga) and newly crowned Uganda Premier League champions Express FC.

Bullets are returning to the competition after a 25- year absence as they step up preparations for Caf Champions League slated to kick off in September this year.

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In reaction to the draw, Bullets Assistant Coach Peter Mponda said it was an opportunity to expose players.

“We are going there to compete. We know Yanga are a very good team but we know this is a chance for us to prepare well for the Caf Champions League,” Mponda said Tuesday.

Group A comprises Cecafa Kagame Cup defending champions Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) from Uganda and Le Messanger Ngozi FC from Burundi whereas Group B has 2015 Cecafa Cup winners Azam from Tanzania, Altabara of South Sudan and Tusker from Kenya.

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Sports analyst George Kaudza Masina said it was a fair draw for Bullets.

“This should be a blessing for Bullets in that they are not going to Tanzania solely for honours but to learn too. These two giants will give Bullets an opportunity to have a feel of what is expected in Caf Competition as these two teams have been part of these competitions for years,” Masina said.

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