Under-fire Big Bullets are set to reshuffle their technical panel to enhance their chances of retaining the TNM Super League.
Bullets have lost their last two games raising fears that they might let their lead in the top-flight league slip through their fingers.
Bullets’ lead at the top was cut from 10 points to just seven. They have 41 points from 18 games whereas second-placed Mafco have 34 points from 20 games.
The People’s Team were booted out of Standard Bank Knock-Out Cup after losing 2-1 to Civo United on Thursday at Kamuzu Stadium before suffering their first loss in the league when they went down by a similar margin to strugglers, Airborne Rangers at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa on Sunday.
According to reliable sources within Bullets, the team’s former coach
Kinnah Phiri is being considered for appointment as an advisor to the coaches.
Apparently the development comes after Bullets abandoned their rotation of the coaches after naming Mabvuto Lungu as interim head-coach. Previously, Lungu used to rotate with Lloyd Nkhwazi in heading the technical panel.
Bullets vice-chairperson, Malinga Sadiki, said they were yet to approach Kinnah to formalise the role.
“I must admit we are under pressure from some quarters within the team to name Kinnah Phiri as an advisor to the coaches. We are yet to approach him. It is tricky because he can either accept or refuse. Possibly at the end of the week, we should be able to have something concrete,” he said.
Sadiki said the planned changes were not a reshuffle, but simply beefing up the technical panel which Burundian Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan used to head. He is now Malawi national football team assistant coach.
A Bullets senior player, who declined to be mentioned, confirmed that Lungu was formally introduced to the players as interim head-coach with Nkhwazi as his deputy.
Kinnah said he would comment on the issue on Friday.
Bullets have failed to defend the Carlsberg Cup and their only chance for silverware this season is the league title.
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