A somber mood has engulfed the Nyasa Big Bullets family following the demise of its former chairperson Hassan Jussab. Jussab died Thursday at Blantyre Adventist Hospital and was laid to rest at Kanjedza Cemetery.
Bullets paid tribute to their departed chairperson. “Nyasa Big Bullets is saddened by the passing of Mr Hassan Jussab, our former club chairman.
On behalf of the entire Bullets family, we convey our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Jussab family for the loss of their father,” reads the statement that Bullets released.
Jussab served from 1999 to 2004 and will be fondly remembered for Bullets’ success stories on his watch. It was during his tenure that Bullets won seven consecutive Super League titles. His other major achievement was leading Bullets to the group stages of the Caf Champions League in 2004 at the expense of top sides such as South African giants and former continental champions Orlando Pirates.
Bullets were also cup kings during Jussab’s time, in which they lifted the Embassy trophy twice.
Former Bullets midfielder Rahim Ishmael said the nation had lost a great football administrator.
“Jussab revamped Bullets and will remain part of the club’s history for a long time. He also did a lot in negotiating for sponsorship from former president Bakili Muluzi,” Ishmael said.
Renowned Bullets supporter Isaac White said he was devastated with Jussab’s death.
“He was a dedicated and passionate football administrator. The football fraternity has lost someone who loved the game so much,” White said.
Jussab, 57, died of Covid complications, according to his younger brother Joe.
He is survived by a wife and five children.