Nyasa Big Bullets Coach Kalisto Pasuwa has disclosed plans to beef up his squad before the start of the season.
Bullets have signed defender Hadji Wali, who was transfer-listed at Silver Strikers and Mphatso Magaleta from relegated Ntopwa FC.
Apart from the two players, Bullets also promoted defender Kesten Simbi, midfielders Thomson Magombo, Yankho Singo and Patrick Mwaungulu.
However, after a 2-1 defeat to newly promoted Super League side Sable Farming in a pre-season friendly at Mpira Stadium on Thursday, the Zimbabwean said they could sign some players.
“Definitely, we will have some new players arriving considering that we released most of the senior guys in the team. We need a spine of the team, we need one defender, midfielder and striker so that they help the young players in the team,” Pasuwa said.
Sable stunned Bullets with goals from Tinana Malekano and Christopher Gototo whereas Yamikani Fodya put the People’s Team ahead.
The transfer window is still open after Super League of Malawi (Sulom) shifted the kickoff of the league from March 12 to March 19.
Sports analyst Peterkins Kayira said Pasuwa might be playing mind games ahead of the season.
“I have so much respect for Pasuwa but I doubt his statement. Bullets released some senior players who could have played for one or more seasons,” the former Flames midfielder said.
Bullets released 11 senior players namely Sankhani Mkandawire, Pilirani Zonda, Dalitso Sailesi, Bright Munthali, Luke Chima, Zicco Mkanda, Nelson Kangunje, Ben Manyozo, Chimango Kayira, Paul Kasungwi and Chiukepo Msowoya.
Last season, Bullets defended the TNM Super League championship and won the Airtel Top 8 Cup for the first time. The Zimbabwean has won the league title for three consecutive years.
Meanwhile, Mighty Wanderers also lost 2-1 to Bangwe All Stars in another friendly.
Vincent Nyangulu scored for Wanderers before Mathews Masamba and James Tambwali netted for Bangwe.