Nyasa Big Bullets offer Kalisto Pasuwa one-year deal
TNM Super League leaders Nyasa Big Bullets have offered Zimbabwean Coach Kalisto Pasuwa one-year contract extension.
Pasuwa’s current deal expires at the end of the season after he extended it in February this year.
Bullets Chief Executive Officer Suzgo Nyirenda said the club had already opened talks with the Zimbabwean before the People’s Team play the final four games of the season.
“We have offered him a contract extension because we value him. He is the best coach for us and we believe he has done good work since he joined the club,” Nyirenda said.
Pasuwa is yet commit his future to the club and efforts to talk to him proved futile.
The development comes as Bullets will face DStv Premiership side AmaZulu in the preliminary round of the Caf Champions League.
The first leg is slated for September 10 at Moses Madidha Stadium before Bullets host AmaZulu at Bingu National Stadium a week later.
Former Flames midfielder Sherry Msuku said Bullets cannot afford to lose Pasuwa now.
“We have seen his work at Bullets and he deserves to get another deal. There might be other teams interested in him as well,” he said.
The former Warriors coach is just four matches away from winning the TNM Super League title for a third consecutive season.
In the current campaign, Bullets are at the summit of the table with 55 points from 26 matches, three points above second-placed Silver Strikers.
But Bullets, just like fellow contenders Silver, have tough assignments as they will face Mighty Wanderers, Mafco, Kamuzu Barracks and Karonga United.
Pasuwa won his first title in 2018 when he replaced Rodgers Yasin and Elia Kananji at the middle of the season.
However, he showed his prowess when he defended the title with 70 points, just one point above Wanderers, who had led for the better of the 2019 season.