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Bullets capture Nelson Kangunje

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By Mabvuto Kambuwe and Ronald Mpaso

Nyasa Big Bullets have reportedly signed former Civo United attacker Nelson Kangunje on a two-year deal to add fire power to their misfiring striking force.

Kangunje, one of the country’s most gifted box-tobox midfielders, terminated his contract with Mozambican side Costa do Sol. His manager, Jimmy Linje, confirmed that Kangunje terminated the contract on mutual consent.

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“There are several teams interested in signing Kangunje but we have already agreed on a deal with Bullets in principle. We only have some paper work to do for the deal to be finalised,” Linje said. Linje said his client left the Mozambican club after they failed to fulfill contractual obligations.

The former Civo star was reportedly struggling to break into the Mozambican side’s first eleven. Moyale Barracks and rookies Masters Security FC were the other teams interested in signing the talented forward. Kangunje joined Costa do Sol on a year-long deal before the start of the season alongside former Mafco forward Richard Mbulu.

Bullets General Secretary, Albert Chigoga, said Kangunje terminated his contract and returned home after Bullets persuaded him to do so. “We advised him to terminate his contract and return home to join us. So we can say he is back home because of Bullets and we are just tying the loose ends before he signs a deal. We need him to help us solve our goal-scoring problems,” Chigoga said.

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He disclosed that a contract had already been drafted and both Kangunje and his agent were happy with the offer. Chigoga, however, declined to declare that the deal is done, saying the club was cautious to avoid alerting other clubs on the availability of the player.

Bullets have gone three consecutive games without scoring a goal in all competitions this season. They started the TNM Super League with a goalless draw against Chitipa United before losing 1-0 to Moyale three weeks ago. In the Airtel Top Eight Cup first leg, Bullets lost 1-0 to Silver Strikers.

Kangunje started his football career at Nsalu United before joining Epac. He then moved to Civo where he established himself as one of the best midfielders locally and scored the winning goal as Civo beat Be Forward Wanderers 1-0 in the defunct Standard Bank Cup in 2015

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