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Big Bullets to save K45 million annually

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By Mphatso Malidadi:

Nyasa Big Bullets Coach, Kalisto Pasuwa, has said he will first consider players from the club’s reserve and Under-20 sides when beefing up the squad.

The development comes against the background of Bullets’ announcement that they spend about K45 million every season on signing players.

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Pasuwa said he believes Bullets players were still good but have only slumped in form due to their failure to manage fatigue after enduring a crammed fixture in the past two months.

“Before going anywhere to hunt for players, I have to consider players from our reserve and the youth sides. Of course, this is not to say players in the main team are bad. No. They are very good and there is no need for immediate additions. We only need to manage fatigue as the players have played a lot of games,” he said.

Bullets Chief Executive Officer, Fleetwood Haiya, described Pasuwa’s decision as a boost, saying the team was spending close to K45 million on signing players each season.

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“We have been spending a fortune to buy players from other clubs. Approximately, we were using about K45 million on transfer and signing-on fees,” Haiya said.

The People’s Team has a well-structured reserve side which is being coached by Enos Chatama, with one of the teams’ former midfielders, Fundi Akidu, deputising.

Bullets former goalkeeper, Vincent Gona, whose career was curtailed by an injury, is also a goalkeepers’ trainer for the side.

Holding midfielder Chimwemwe Idana is one of the best players for the side and has earned a number of senior national football team call-ups.

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