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Nyasa Big Bullets complete Ghanaian’s deal


Kalisto Pasuwa

TNM Super League defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets have finalised the signing of Ghanaian defender Isaac Badu on a two-year deal.

Badu, 30, formerly of Hearts of Oak, passed trials at Bullets while his compatriot midfielder Bright Agogo failed to impress the Kalisto Pasuwa-led technical panel.

Pasuwa told the club’s website that he was impressed with the Ghanaian defender.

“We needed depth in our defence and Isaac was one of the players we were looking for. He will bring the much needed experience. Remember, we struggled in international matches; so, I believe he will be a perfect fit,” Pasuwa, who is chasing a fourth consecutive league title, said.

Bullets are also expected to take part in the 2022 Caf Champions League, having exited in the preliminary round last year after a 3-2 loss to Amazulu of South Africa.

After he was unveiled in Blantyre, Badu was excited with the move to Bullets.

“It feels great to be part of the big family. I am looking forward to a good season and I hope to help the team win more trophies,” the Ghanaian said.

Badu last played for Zimbabwean side Bulawayo Chiefs. He will be the third Ghanaian to play in Malawi after Thom Aido, who played for Mighty Wanderers in 1990s, and Eric Atsigah, who is playing for Karonga United.

Sports analyst Parly Chinyama said Bullets have goofed.

“It does not make sense for the team to sign a 30-year old player after releasing several veteran players. Bullets already have a good team but maybe they are looking for short-term results,’’ Chinyama said.

Bullets have several young defenders including Hadji Wali, Kesten Simbi, Blessings Mpokera and Nixon Nyasulu.

Before the start of the season, Bullets released several veterans, namely Sankhani Mkandawire, Pilirani Zonda, Nelson Kangunje, Chiukepo Msowoya, Zicco Mkanda, Dalitso Sailesi, Bright Munthali and Chimango Kayira.

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