TNM Super League champions, Nyasa Big Bullets, have vowed to tie coach, Kallisto Pasuwa, to a new deal.
Discussions between the two parties are on-going following the expiry of Pasuwa’s contract at the end of last season.
Bullets Chief Administration Officer, Albert Chigoga said chances of tying the Zimbabwean mentor to a new deal were high.
“Talks between Pasuwa’s representatives and Bullets leadership are still ongoing. We are hopeful the coach will stay. He made it clear that he wants to stay to finish the project which he started. Pasuwa is a guy who doesn’t quit but finishes what he starts let me assure all the fans here that they will see Pasuwa at Bullets come the new season,” he said.
Pasuwa is rated highly at the Peoples Team having joined Bullets towards the end of the 2018 season.
The former Zimbabwe national football team coach led Bullets side to league glory in 2018 before defending the championship last season.
Last season, Pasuwa fused in youthful players as Bullets amassed 71 points from 30 games to win the championship.
Apparently, Bullets were hit by a long injury list forcing Pasuwa to bank on inexperienced players drawn from the Reserve side.
Currently, Pasuwa is on holiday in his homeland- Zimbabwe- and is expected back once the contractual issues are sorted.
Meanwhile, Bullets have decided to maintain players of the season awards to keep on motivating players.
Chigoga said supporters will have another opportunity to vote for players of their choice.
With the season over, Bullets supporters will be required to vote for players of their choice.
Chigoga said positions to be voted for include best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and striker as well as player of the season.
Last year, Bullets skipper, John Lanjesi scooped both the player of the season and best defender accolades whereas Chiukepo Msowoya was named best striker.
Midfielder Mike Mkwate and goalkeeper Rabson Chiyenda also emerged the best in their respective positions.
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