Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan, Gilbert Chirwa linked with Big Bullets job
After firing their assistant Coach, Mabvuto Lungu, team manager, Rahim Ishmael and goalkeepers’ trainer, Swadick Sanudi, Nyasa Big Bullets have reportedly opened talks with their former coaches Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan and Gilbert Chirwa.
The People’s Team’s board of trustees, executive and supporters committee members have confirmed discussing over the possibility of hiring Ramadhan and Chirwa.
Lungu and Ishmael were shown the exit door at Bullets in December, amid reports that the duo was bringing divisions among the players. Ishmael dismissed the allegations.
Bullets also fired Billy Tewesa as technical director last season and eventually replaced him with their former coach Elia Kananji, who was also sacked at Be Forward Wanderers.
Bullets’ Trustees General Secretary, Jim Kalua, second vice-Chairperson, Austin Kasito, and Supporters’ Commi t tee Chairperson, Stone Mwamadi, said they would prefer hiring Ramadhan as head coach.
“I am yet to receive a report from the executive committee, but these are the two coaches we have been talking to,” he said.
However, Kasito said although some quarters in Bullets’ camp have suggested Chirwa’s name, Ramadhan was more suitable for the job.
“We discussed at length about hiring the coach because we need to start preparing for the new season. We are yet to finalise our discussions, but we told our sponsor that we want Ramadhan,” he said.
Mwamadi has since claimed that Bullets’ fans want Ramadhan back. The Burundian was, until recently, a caretaker coach for the Flames.
Kananji has since said he was waiting to hear from Bullets’ officials if he will continue serving the team.
“I was just hired to finish the league and the two games of the Bus Ipite Bonanza. I have not talked to anyone from the executive about the next move. I am a coach and I would be happy to be a coach at Bullets,” Kananji said.
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