Kalisto Pasuwa signs 3-year deal
Coach Kalisto Pasuwa’s love affair with TNM Super League defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets is set to continue after the two parties agreed on a new three-year contract.
The deal will see Pasuwa working for Bullets until December 21 2024.
The People’s Team has asked the Zimbabwean to successfully defend the league title in the next three years.
This is the first time for Pasuwa to sign a long-term deal with Bullets as he had been opting for one-year contracts.
Bullets Chief Executive Officer Suzgo Nyirenda said while this season’s major focus is on rebuilding the squad, expectations are high on the former Zimbabwe National Football Team player and coach.
’’Our target this season is to build a strong squad and successfully defending the league title will be a bonus. But we believe in our coach and there is hope that he will deliver at least one trophy this season.
’’From next season, we expect the team to go full throttle and dominate in all competitions. By then, we will have built a strong squad,’’ Nyirenda said.
He also confirmed that Bullets would compete in the 2022 Caf Champions League.
Pasuwa is into his fourth season at Bullets where he has won three league titles.
He took over from Rodgers Yasini and Eliya Kananji and was in charge for only seven games in his debut season.
Pasuwa told Bullets’ website that he was excited to continue his stay at the club.
’’Working with Bullets has been very exciting. We have brought in youngsters and this is our new project. I hope to make them better so that they play for the senior level with maturity.
“My hope is that extension of the contract should mean that everything will go well with my technical team. We are hoping for the best this year,’’ the Zimbabwean said.
Besides lifting the league again last season, Pasuwa inspired Bullets to glory in the Airtel Top 8 Cup.
Silver Strikers had won the cup for two seasons but Bullets ended their dominance with a 1-0 win.
In the course of the week, the People’s Team continued to hunt for new talent with the unveiling of Ghanaian defender Isaac Badu, who joined on a two-year deal.
Bullets have failed to go past the Caf Champions League preliminary stage under Pasuwa.
Last year, they exited the competition after a 3-2 loss to South Africa DStv Premiership side AmaZulu.
Bullets won the first leg 1-0 in Durban but lost the return leg 3-1 at Bingu National Stadium.