Elia Kananji’s Big Bullets return imminent


Tnm Super League defending champions, Nyasa Big Bullets, are set to beef up their technical panel by hiring former Be Forward Wanderers’ mentor, Elia Kananji, just few weeks after he was shown the exit at the Lali Lubani Road.

Kananji, the Carlsberg Cup three-time winner, is on the verge of returning to Bullets after agreeing personal terms.

Kananji yesterday confirmed that he had agreed the deal in principle.


“We have already agreed on key issues. I am looking forward to working with the team again for the remaining six games,” Kananji said.

Kananji claimed that he was not under pressure on his second coming to the People’s Team.

“It is a great achievement for me to coach Wanderers and Bullets. I think I have done extremely well at both clubs,” he added.


Bullets’ General Secretary, Kelvin Moyo, while not confirming the deal, said the Executive Committee approached Kananji based on recommendation from the technical panel.

“When he was fired by Wanderers, the coaches advised us to incorporate him. At the moment, we are yet to finalise some issues, but we might conclude the deal this week,” he said.

While in charge for Bullets, Kananji helped the team to lift the 2014 TNM Super League championship and the Carlsberg Cup.

He then crossed the floor to the blue side of town where he won the Carlsberg Cup in 2015 and 2016 before he was sacked due to poor performance of the team in the Super League.

Kananji will be working alongside Mabvuto Lungu and Llyod Nkhwazi. Nkhwazi is attending a Caf A-Licence coaching course in Blantyre.

The Nkhwazi-led technical panel has been under heavy criticism in recent games due to the team’s poor showing.

Bullets are going through a bad patch in the Super League having gone three consecutive games without a win.

Bullets drew 3-3 against Red Lions before goal-less draws against Azam Tigers and Silver Strikers

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