Nyasa Big Bullets stand-in captain Chimango Kayira has said the team needs to lift trophies in the 2020 season besides winning the TNM Super League championship.
Kayira took over the armband after skipper John Lanjesi suffered an injury that ruled him out for the whole of last season.
He said helping Bullets win at least two cups was his mission in the new season.
“As we wait for commencement of the 2020 season, we at Bullets remind each other that it has been a long time since we won a cup. As an on-field leader, I would like to state that this is not on for a big team like Bullets,” Kayira said.
He said leading the People’s Team is a big challenge as its fans demand results all the time.
“After taking over the captaincy in July last year, I am now mature and I know what is expected of me. Of course, wearing Lanjesi’s shoes was not all that easy as I had to lead a team with several young players. But the good working relationship in the team helped me to deliver and I look forward to the new season,” Kayira said.
Bullets assistant Coach, Peter Mponda, said Kayira will continue holding the position until Lanjesi returns from the long injury lay-off.
“Chimango was next in line after Lanjesi was ruled out because of injury. He will go back to his position of vice-captain when Lanjesi returns. He did his job well last season and he is continuing,” Mponda said.
Kayira is one of the most experienced players at Bullets and was drafted into the national team after impressive performances in the 2019 season where he was named best midfielder.
Bullets’ last success in a cup competition was in 2017 when they lifted the Carlsberg Cup after beating bitter rivals Be Forward Wanderers 5-3on post-match penalties at Bingu National Stadium.