Former Nyasa Big Bullets players have gone a step further in their bid to strengthen their ties by setting up a committee to run their affairs.
The retired players met after a social game at Kamuzu Stadium where they elected Isaac Msuku as chairperson, with Mike Mkuntha making it as his deputy.
Chancy Gondwe was voted Secretary while Rahim Ishmael is the group’s vice secretary. James Chilapondwa will be responsible for the group’s finances as he was voted treasurer whereas Fundi Akidu made it as vice treasurer.
Peter Mponda will be speaking for the group as publicity secretary. The players also elected Trouble Kalua as legal advisor.
Committee members are Patrick Mabedi, John Phiri, Mc Donald Yobe, Mzee Jossam, Swadick Sanudi, Jimmy Zakazaka, Thom Kazembe, Heston Munthali, Shadreck Chikhosi and Andrew Chikhosi.
Msuku said it was pleasing that the players were very enthusiastic about regrouping despite having retired from active football.
“There is a lot of goodwill for this group. We have been getting support from many Bullets stakeholders within and outside the country. Our former teammates who are based in the United Kingdom such as Osborne Nkhwazi have been very supportive.
“When we announced that we would like to form this group, Nyasa Manufacturing Company came out in full force to support us. Rab Processors also came forward when we played our first game against SR Socials. We are also very grateful to our former officials such as Noel Lipipa and Yusuf Matumula who have been there for us,” he said.
Msuku said among others, the group would be mobilising resources to help fellow former players who are facing various challenges in life.
He said the first to benefit from the initiative will be Joseph Gatros and James Chimera Junior.
The veterans started off with a 2-1 win over SR Socials last weekend before going down 3-2 to Mudi Socials on Wednesday at Kamuzu Stadium.