Big Bullets tread cautiously, leave on Wednesday
Nyasa Big Bullets Coach Kalisto Pasuwa has admitted that he has done little research on AmaZulu FC ahead of the Caf Champions League preliminary round first leg match slated for Friday at Moses Mabhida Stadium in South Africa.
In an interview through Bullets media on Sunday, Pasuwa said he was cautious ahead of the clash.
“We have scanty knowledge about the opponent. We would have opted for more but it’s beyond my control. We will just try to use the little knowledge we have,” Pasuwa said.
Meanwhile, Bullets will fly out of the country on Wednesday for Durban, South Africa.
Bullets Chief Executive Officer Suzgo Nyirenda said all arrangement for the trip are at advanced stage.
“We are all set for the trip. The traveling squad is expected to go for Covid tests on Monday [today] and we hope that we will travel with the best players,” Nyirenda said.
According to Nyirenda, the team is expected to return home on Saturday ahead of the return leg slated for September 18 at Bingu National Stadium.
Five players, who are with Malawi National Football Team, will remain in South Africa and will meet with teammates on Wednesday in Johannesburg before proceeding to Durban.
Bullets are hoping to replicate Cecafa Kagame Cup performance in the Caf Champions League.
At Cecafa Cup, Bullets finished as runners-up after a 1-0 loss to Express FC of Uganda.
On the other hand, AmaZulu are yet to hit the ground running this year in DStv Premiership, having lost the opening match 1-0 to Super Sport before a goal-less draw at home with Moroka Swallows.
AmaZulu Head Coach Benni McCathy has recruited more players ahead of their debut appearance in Caf Champions League.
AmaZulu have Flames captain Limbikani Mzava.
Bullets participated in the Caf Champions League in 2019 but were eliminated at the same stage when they lost 3-2 on aggregate to FC Platinum of Zimbabwe.
However, the team’s best ever finish was in 2003/04 edition of the continental showpiece when Bullets reached the group stages