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Tnm Super League defending champions, Nyasa Big Bullets, will be forced to go into the market during the mid-season transfer window following injury concerns in the People’s Team’s defence.

Bullets played without a defensive cover when they came from behind to force a one-all draw against Azam Tigers at Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday.

Bullets Team Manager, Rahim Ishmael, said it was difficult to cope with pressure following the injury crisis.

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“We will have to sign other defenders to have cover. We are in a precarious position because we are being forced to use some players who are not fully fit. In an ideal situation, we were supposed to give players, who are returning from injuries, enough time to get back on their feet,” he said.

Ishmael said the technical panel would discuss possible targets before recommending the players to the executive committee to convince the team’s sponsor, Nyasa Manufacturing Company, to sign them.

On Sunday, Bullets defender left-back, Yamikani Fodya, limped off in the second half due to an injury and was replaced by striker Diverson Mlozi, who eventually cancelled out Precious Phiri’s first half goal for Tigers.

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Defender John Lanjesi is yet to feature for the team since suffering an injury while on Flames duty in Zimbabwe, whereas Miracle Gabeya aggravated an injury when Bullets knocked out Tigers from the Carlsberg Cup last week Thursday.

Although Emmanuel Zoya completed the match against Tigers on Sunday, it was clear that the defender was limping.

Defender Sankhani Mkandawire and goalkeeper Owen Chaima are set to complete their one-year loan deal with Tanzania side, Mbeya City FC, tomorrow where they will link up with former Flames and Bullets coach Kinnah Phiri.

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