State President Lazarus Chakwera has joined the football fraternity in congratulating Nyasa Big Bullets for reaching the final of the Cecafa Kagame Cup in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Wednesday evening.
Bullets have made history by becoming the second Malawian club to reach the final of the regional cup after Mighty Tigers achieved the feat in 1983.
The People’s Team defied the odds to beat Tanzania’s Azam 4-2 on post-match penalties at their own Azam Complex Stadium.
In a message posted on his Facebook page, Chakwera said he was proud of Bullets and wished them the best in the final.
“The First Lady and I join all Malawians in congratulating Nyasa Big Bullets for reaching the Cecafa final. This will go down in the history record of our national football. is a great achievement, one that
“As you face the last hurdle of the tournament, be assured of my support and my belief in your success. You can win this for all of us. Go Maule go!” the message reads.
Football Association of Malawi also posted a message on its Facebook page commending Bullets for going all the way to the final.
“The President, Walter Nyamilandu-Manda, and the Executive Committee of the Football Association of Malawi would like to congratulate Nyasa Big Bullets for reaching the final of the Cecafa Kagame 2021 Cup.#Yesmaule #GoGetIt,” the message reads.
Mighty Wanderers might be Bullets’ bitter age old rivals but this did not stop them from joining in the celebration of Bullets’ achievement.
In a statement released on Thursday, Wanderers also asked Bullets to bring the cup home.
“The club president, board members, management and staff of Mighty Wanderers 2021 Limited would like to congratulate Nyasa Big Bullets Football Club for reaching the final of the 2021 Cecafa Kagame Cup. Bring it home Neba,” the statement reads.
Bullets Chief Executive Officer Suzgo Nyirenda thanked the President and the entire football fraternity for the best wishes.
“This will motivate our players to work hard and lift the cup. We are committed to becoming the first Malawian club to achieve this. We are very humbled and we appreciate the goodwill that is there for us to do well.
“The boys are playing good football and we believe they are taking these best wishes seriously. It is clear that Malawians want the cup and the players should do whatever they can to win it,” Nyirenda said.
Bullets face Uganda’s Express FC in the final tomorrow at Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium.
The two sides met in the group stages last week in a match that ended 1-1.
The TNM Super League defending champions have won two matches with two draws and are yet to lose at the competition.