Nyasa Big Bullets Head Coach, Kallisto Pasuwa, must devise a better strategy to inspire his charges ahead of this weekend’s crucial cup and league assignments.
Bullets face stubborn Karonga United in the round of 16 of the Fisd Challenge this afternoon at Kamuzu Stadium before hosting Mzuni FC in TNM Super League at the same venue Sunday.
Pasuwa has conceded that winning both matches will not be an easy task.
The Zimbabwean tactician said overcoming Karonga was important in their quest to book a slot in the quarterfinals-in a cup they were yet to win.
“They are a good team. They play good football, they have got young players who are very quick in terms of their attack. There is need to get the job done in ninety minutes,” he said.
With injuries hitting the People’s Team camp, Pasuwa expressed hope that out of 11 players who were on injury list, six were on light training while three had fully recovered.
Pasuwa was also careful ahead of tomorrow’s match against Mzuni.
“We also need to be cautious against Mzuni FC. This is a league game and at all cost the boys have to play with their lungs out to win the match. All in all the two matches are crucial,” said the former Zimbabwe national football team coach.
Meanwhile, Karonga United Team Manager Kondwani Mwalweni said defeating Bullets was possible as they bid to replicate their Airtel Top 8 Cup.
“It is big challenge for us. We have lost to Bullets twice in the TNM Super League but this is a cup game and anything can happen. We would like to reach the quarterfinals,” he said.
In other round of 16 matches of match, under-fire Silver Striker will clash with Mlatho Mponela this afternoon.
The round of 16 stage will be completed on Sunday with Ntopwa FC entertaining Kamuzu Barracks at Mpira Village Stadium in Blantyre while TN Stars will welcome Moyale Barracks at Kasungu Stadium.